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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Multilingual Identities in a Global City
Subtitle: London Stories
Written By: David Block
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=280695
Series Title: Language and Globalization
Description:

NEW EDITION

'This book is an important contribution to the study of transnational
migrants...Most importantly, it raises provocative questions about the
nature and functioning of multilingual societies and identities and
illustrates the usefulness of life stories as a way of investigating new
migrant communities...offers a beautiful tribute to the author's new
adopted city and an engaging, informative, and thought-provoking study that
will be of interest to a variety of readers interested in migration,
globalization, multilingualism, and identity construction.' - Discourse &
Communication

Multilingual Identities in a Global City: London Stories is an in-depth
study of the linguistic, national, ethnic, social class and gendered
identities of individuals living in London at the beginning of the
twenty-first century. The book begins with a thorough discussion of key
concepts such as globalization, migration, multiculturalism, identity, the
global city and the history of migration to Britain and London. Through a
detailed examination of four diverse groups - Japanese graduate students,
French foreign-language teachers, Spanish-speaking Latinos and second
generation British Asian university students - it explores the ambivalent
and multi-layered identities of individuals who have crossed geographical
and psychological borders during the course of their lifetimes.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780230554
ISBN-13: 9780230554344
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99