Rapidly increasing migration flows contribute to the development of multiple forms of social and cultural differentiation in urban areas - or to `super-diversity'. Language diversity is an important part of the resulting new social and cultural constellations. Although linguistic diversity is not a new phenomenon per se, the response of individuals or education systems to it is still largely based on a monolingual habitus, associating one nation (or a region within a nation) to one language. Building on the top-quality expertise of researchers from different academic fields, the volume offers insights into the study of linguistic diversity from linguistic and education science perspectives. The studies derive from different countries, different disciplines, different research traditions and methodological approaches, all aiming towards a better understanding of actual linguistic reality and its consequences for individual language development and for education.The book addresses an academic readership and experts who are interested in learning more about linguistic diversity as an inevitable effect of globalisation, and on ways to deal with this reality in research as well as practise in urban areas.
1. List of contributors; 2. Introduction: Linguistic superdiversity in educational institutions (by Duarte, Joana); 3. Capturing superdiversity; 4. Using correspondence analysis to model immigrant multilingualism over time (by Schrauf, Robert W.); 5. Capturing diversity: Linguistic land- and soundscaping (by Scarvaglieri, Claudio); 6. Measuring language diversity in urban ecosystems (by Peukert, Hagen); 7. Language acquisition and practice; 8. Foreign language acquisition in heritage speakers: The acquisition of articles in L3-English by German-Turkish bilinguals (by Kupisch, Tanja); 9. Heteroglossia in English complementary schools (by Blackledge, Adrian); 10. Enough is enough: The heuristics of authenticity in superdiversity (by Blommaert, Jan); 11. The primary classroom as a superdiverse hetero-normative space (by Spotti, Massimiliano); 12. Assessing narrative development in bilingual first language acquisition: What can we learn from monolingual norms? (by Kapia, Enkeleida); 13. Examples of language contact and change; 14. Detecting historical continuity in a linguistically diverse urban area: The present perfect in modern Singapore English (by Davydova, Julia); 15. Four decades of study of synchronic variation in varieties of Dutch. A sketch (by Hinskens, Frans L.); 16. Language contact in heritage languages in the Netherlands (by Aalberse, Suzanne); 17. Chinese and globalization (by Kroon, Sjaak); 18. Author index; 19. Subject index