LINGUIST List 32.2264

Fri Jul 02 2021

Books: The Invention of Multilingualism: Gramling

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 30-Jun-2021
From: Dan Iredale <diredalecambridge.org>
Subject: The Invention of Multilingualism: Gramling
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Title: The Invention of Multilingualism
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/applied-linguistics-and-second-language-acquisition/invention-multilingualism?format=PB

Author: David Gramling
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490306 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490306 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 74.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490306 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 87.52
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108748384 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108748384 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108748384 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 26.83
Abstract:

Multilingualism is a meaningful and capacious idea about human meaning-making practice, one with a promising, tumultuous, and flawed present - and a future worth caring for in research and public life. In this book, David Gramling presents original new insights into the topical subject of multilingualism, describing its powerful social, economic and political discourses. On one hand, it is under acute pressure to bear the demands of new global supply-chains, profit margins, and supranational unions, and on the other it is under pressure to make way for what some consider to be better descriptors of linguistic practice, such as translanguaging. The book shows how multilingualism is usefully able to encompass complex, divergent, and sometimes opposing experiences and ideas, in a wide array of planetary contexts - fictitious and real, political and social, North and South, colonial and decolonial, individual and collective, oppressive and liberatory, embodied and prosthetic, present and past.

Introduction; 1. Right-sizing multilingualism; 2. The problem of value (14k); 3. Justice and injustice; 4. Hospicing late mono/lingualism; Epilogue: the multilingual undercommons.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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