Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education (Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity 1)

Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education (Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity 1)

By: Ingrid Gogolin (editor), Peter Siemund (editor), Julia Davydova (editor), Monika Edith Schulz (editor)Hardback

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This state-of-the-art volume provides an interdisciplinary overview of current topics and research foci in the areas of linguistic diversity and migration-induced multilingualism and aims to lay the foundations for interdisciplinary work and the development of a common methodological framework for the field. Linguistic diversity and migration-induced multilingualism are complex, mufti-faceted phenomena that need to be studied from different, complementary perspectives. The volume comprises a total of fourteen contributions from linguistic, educationist, and urban sociological perspectives and highlights the areas of language acquisition, contact and change, multilingual identities, urban spaces, and education. Linguistic diversity can be framed as a result of current processes of migration and globalization. As such the topic of the present volume addresses both a general audience interested in migration and globalization on a more general level, and a more specialized audience interested in the linguistic repercussions of these large-scale societal developments.


1. Introducing a new series; 2. Multilingualism, language contact, and urban areas: An introduction (by Gogolin, Ingrid); 3. Language acquisition, contact and change; 4. Voice onset time across the generations: A cross-linguistic study of contact-induced change (by Nagy, Naomi); 5. Investigating second language pronunciation (by O'Brien, Mary Grantham); 6. Ethnolects in Northern Norway: From national negligence to local linguistic pride (by Sollid, Hilde); 7. Two gender systems in one mind: The acquisition of grammatical gender in Norwegian-Russian bilinguals (by Rodina, Yulia); 8. Multilingual identities; 9. Selfing and othering through categories of race, place, and language among minority youths in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (by Cornips, Leonie); 10. Multilingualism and identity: What linguistic biographies of migrants can tell us (by Krumm, Hans-Jurgen); 11. Ethnolect studies in the German and the Netherlandic area: An overview (by Muysken, Pieter); 12. Urban spaces; 13. The delicate search for language in spaces: Multilingualism as a resource in urban development? (by Breckner, Ingrid); 14. The management of multilingualism in a city-state: Language policy in Singapore (by Leimgruber, Jakob); 15. Multilingual communication in Hamburg: A pragmatic approach (by Redder, Angelika); 16. Education; 17. Current research on language transfer: Implications for language teaching policy and practice (by Cummins, Jim); 18. Multilingual education in India: Overcoming the language barrier and the burden of the double divide (by Mohanty, Ajit); 19. Fostering early literacy learning using dual language books: Language as a cultural amplifier (by Naqvi, Rahat); 20. Measuring success when English isn't your native language: Perspectives from Canada (by Ricento, Thomas); 21. Index; 22. Name index; 23. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027214140
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 379
  • ID: 9789027214140
  • weight: 855
  • ISBN10: 902721414X

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