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Sun Aug 29 2010

FYI: New: Multilingualism and Diversity Management

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, New: Multilingualism and Diversity Management

Message 1: New: Multilingualism and Diversity Management
Date: 27-Aug-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: New: Multilingualism and Diversity Management
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New Book Series from John Benjamins Publishing

Multilingualism and Diversity Management

Editors: Anne-Claude Berthoud, University of Lausanne François Grin, University of Geneva Georges Lüdi, University of Basel

Advisory Board: Jan Blommaert, LSE Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck College, University of London Françoise Gadet, University of Paris-10 Tom Moring, Swedish School of Social Science, Helsinki Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University

ISSN: 2210-7010

This book series collects a wide range of scholarship on different, yet mutually complementary dimensions of multilingualism. It contains the main findings of a five-year integrated research project supported by the European Commission and brings together researchers from eighteen universities across the continent.

The project, known under its acronym of DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity), examines the interconnections between social actors' representations of language and multilingualism, policies adopted by various organizations to deal with multilingualism, the role of context which shapes, but is also shaped by representations and policies regarding multilingualism, and actual language practices. These interconnections are explored on three types of terrain: private-sector companies, the political institutions of the European Union, and the sphere of education (with an emphasis on universities in bi- or trilingual settings). In addition, three major themes cutting across these different terrains are analysed, namely, efficiency and fairness in language choices, emerging language varieties, and the historical dimensions of multilingualism.

Subject classification:

Linguistics Applied linguistics Bilingualism Contact Linguistics Discourse studies Pragmatics

Linguistic Field(s):

Applied Linguistics Discourse Analysis Language Acquisition Pragmatics

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