About the author
David Block is Research Professor in Sociolinguistics for the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats), affiliated to the Universitat de Lleida. Over the past 25 years, he has published extensively on a variety of applied linguistics topics, including SLA, multilingualism and identity. His books include The Social Turn in Second Language Acquisition (2003), Multilingual Identities in a Global City: London Stories (2006), Second Language Identities (2007) Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics (2012; co-authored with John Gray and Marnie Holborow) and Social Class in Applied Linguistics (2014). His main interests are the impact of globalization on language practices of all kinds; the interface between identity and language learning and use; and how political economy (especially in its Marxist versions) can serve as a base for applied linguistics research.
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