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Current Multilingualism

A New Linguistic Dispensation

Ed. by Singleton, David / Fishman, Joshua A. / Aronin, Larissa / Ó Laoire, Muiris

Series:Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] 102


    Aims and Scope

    This volume approaches contemporary multilingualism as a new linguistic dispensation, in urgent need of research-led, reflective scrutiny. The book addresses the emergent global and local patterns of multingual use and acquisition across the world and explores the major trends that characterize today's multilingualism. It is divided into three parts on the basis of the broad themes: education (including multilingual learning in its general, theoretical aspects), sociolinguistic dimensions and language policy. The book's fifteen chapters, written by renowned international experts, discuss a range of issues relating to the quintessential and unique properties of multilingual situations– issues relevant to the challenges faced in different ways by researcher and practitioners alike. All the contributions share a focus on currently operative patterns of interaction between contexts, events and processes.

    Supplementary Information

    23 x 15.5 cm
    vi, 375 pages
    20 Tables
    Type of Publication:
    Sociology of Language; Multilingualism; Globalization; Sociolinguistics; Language Education

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    D. Singleton, Trinity College; J. Fishman, Yeshiva University; L. Aronin, Oranim College; M.Ó Laoire, AUT.

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