Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication
Ed. by Auer, Peter / Wei, Li
Aims and Scope
This volume is an up-to-date, concise introduction to bilingualism and multilingualism in schools, in the workplace, and in international institutions in a globalized world. The authors use a problem-solving approach and ask broad questions about bilingualism and multilingualism in society, including the question of language acquisition versus maintenance of bilingualism.
- provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of multilingualism and multilingual communication
- presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field,
- offers solutions of everyday language-related problems
- international handbook with contributions from renown experts in the field
"Editors Peter Auer and Li Wei make a convincing case for a critically reflexive problem-solving approach when they ask whether it would make more sense to regard monolingualism as a problem. It provides a good starting place for anyone looking for a current overview of issues and approaches."
Suzanne Romaine in: Language 1/2009