The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism
Marilyn Martin-Jones, Adrian Blackledge, Angela Creese
Routledge, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 562 pages
The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading international contributors.
The introduction charts the changing landscape of social and ethnographic research on multilingualism (theory, methods and research sites) and it foregrounds key contemporary debates. Chapters are structured around sub-headings such as: early developments, key issues related to theory and method, new research directions.
This handbook offers an authoritative guide to shifts over time in thinking about multilingualism as well as providing an overview of the range of contemporary themes, debates and research sites. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of multilingualism, as well as those studying education and anthropology.
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Part I Discourses about multilingualism across political and historical contexts
Part II Multilingualism and education
Part III Multilingualism in other institutional sites