Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


New from Brill!

ad

Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin


Book Information

   

Title: Introducing Multilingualism
Subtitle: A Social Approach
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415609975/
Description:

"Introducing Multilingualism" is a brand new, comprehensive and user-friendly
introduction to the dynamic field of multilingualism.

Adopting a compelling social and critical approach, Jean-Jacques Weber and
Kristine Horner guide readers through the established theories about
multilingualism. The book covers language as a social construct, language
contact and variation, language and identity and the differences between
individual and societal multilingualism. The authors also provide an
alternative approach to studying multilingualism, introducing innovative
concepts such as flexible multilingualism and literacy bridge in order to
encourage students to critically question dominant discourses on topics such
as integration, heritage and language testing.

This highly practical textbook incorporates a wide range of engaging activities
and encourages students to think critically about important social and
educational issues. Throughout, the theoretical content is explored through a
wide range of case studies from around the world.

Clearly argued and widely applicable, this book is essential reading for
undergraduate students and postgraduate students new to studying
multilingualism.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780203149713
Pages: 220
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415609982
Pages: 220
Prices: U.K.£ 70.00
U.S.$ 115.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415609975
Pages: 220
Prices: U.S.$ 31.95
U.K.£ 19.99