"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.