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LINGUIST List 24.1384

Fri Mar 22 2013

Books: Current Multilingualism: Singleton, Fishman, Aronin, Ó Laoire (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Mar-2013
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Current Multilingualism: Singleton, Fishman, Aronin, Ó Laoire (Eds)
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Title: Current Multilingualism
Subtitle: A New Linguistic Dispensation
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] 102
Published: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/204166?format=G

Editor: David M. Singleton
Editor: Joshua A Fishman
Editor: Larissa Aronin
Editor: Muiris Ó Laoire
Electronic: ISBN: 9781614512813 Pages: 375 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614513896 Pages: 375 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

This volume approaches contemporary multilingualism as a new linguistic dispensation, in urgent need of research-led, reflective scrutiny. The book addresses the emergent global and local patterns of multingual use and acquisition across the world and explores the major trends that characterize today's multilingualism. It is divided into three parts on the basis of the broad themes: education (including multilingual learning in its general, theoretical aspects), sociolinguistic dimensions and language policy. The book's fifteen chapters, written by renowned international experts, discuss a range of issues relating to the quintessential and unique properties of multilingual situations – issues relevant to the challenges faced in different ways by researcher and practitioners alike. All the contributions share a focus on currently operative patterns of interaction between contexts, events and processes.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Contact
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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