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Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism


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Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism is devoted to the publishing of original research, of global scope and relevance, which incorporates critical and post-structuralist perspectives. The series also seeks to reflect different strands of empirical work which are interpretive, ethnographic and multimodal in nature and which embrace new epistemologies and new research methods.

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A Sociolinguistics of the South

A Sociolinguistics of the South

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Kathleen Heugh, Christopher Stroud, Kerry Taylor-Leech, Peter I. De Costa
July 07, 2021

This book brings to life initiatives among scholars of the south and north to understand better the intelligences and pluralities of multilingualisms in southern communities and spaces of decoloniality. Chapters follow a longue durée perspective of human co-existence with communal presents, pasts,...

Multilingual Brazil Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World

Multilingual Brazil: Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World

1st Edition

Edited By Marilda C. Cavalcanti, Terezinha M. Maher
March 31, 2021

This book brings together cutting edge work by Brazilian researchers on multilingualism in Brazil for an English-speaking readership in one comprehensive volume. Divided into five sections, each with its own introduction, tying together the themes of the book, the volume charts a course for a new ...

Sign Languages and Linguistic Citizenship A Critical Ethnographic Study of the Yangon Deaf Community

Sign Languages and Linguistic Citizenship: A Critical Ethnographic Study of the Yangon Deaf Community

1st Edition

By Ellen Foote
December 31, 2020

This critical ethnographic account of the Yangon deaf community in Myanmar offers unique insights into the dynamics of a vibrant linguistic and cultural minority community in the region and also sheds further light on broader questions around language policy. The book examines language policies on...

Language, Global Mobilities, Blue-Collar Workers and Blue-collar Workplaces

Language, Global Mobilities, Blue-Collar Workers and Blue-collar Workplaces

1st Edition

Edited By Kellie Gonçalves, Helen Kelly-Holmes
November 27, 2020

This collection brings together global perspectives which critically examine the ways in which language as a resource is used and managed in myriad ways in various blue-collar workplace settings in today’s globalized economy. In focusing on blue-collar work environments, the book sheds further ...

Decolonizing Language Learning, Decolonizing Research A Critical Ethnography Study in a Mexican University

Decolonizing Language Learning, Decolonizing Research: A Critical Ethnography Study in a Mexican University

1st Edition

By Colette Despagne
October 28, 2020

This volume explores the socio-political dynamics, historical forces, and unequal power relationships which mediate language ideologies in Mexican higher education settings, shedding light on the processes by which minority students learn new languages in postcolonial contexts. Drawing on data from...

Community, Solidarity and Multilingualism in a Transnational Social Movement A Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography of Emmaus

Community, Solidarity and Multilingualism in a Transnational Social Movement: A Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography of Emmaus

1st Edition

By Maria Rosa Garrido Sardà
September 02, 2020

Community, solidarity and multilingualism in a transnational social movement presents a critical sociolinguistic ethnography of the Emmaus movement that analyses linguistic and discursive practices in two local communities in order to provide insight into solidarity discourses and transnational ...

New Speakers of Irish in the Global Context New Revival?

New Speakers of Irish in the Global Context: New Revival?

1st Edition

By Bernadette O'Rourke, John Walsh
March 05, 2020

This volume is the first full-length publication to systematically unpack and analyze the linguistic practices and ideologies of "new speakers" specifically in an Irish language context. The book introduces the theoretical foundations of the new speaker framework as it manifests itself in the Irish...

The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders Multilingualism in Northern European Literature

The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders: Multilingualism in Northern European Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Heidi Grönstrand, Markus Huss, Ralf Kauranen
September 30, 2019

This collection showcases a multivalent approach to the study of literary multilingualism, embodied in contemporary Nordic literature. While previous approaches to literary multilingualism have tended to take a textual or authorship focus, this book advocates for a theoretical perspective which ...

Entangled Discourses South-North Orders of Visibility

Entangled Discourses: South-North Orders of Visibility

1st Edition

Edited By Caroline Kerfoot, Kenneth Hyltenstam
September 25, 2019

This book uniquely explores the shifting structures of power and unexpected points of intersection – entanglements – at the nexus of North and South as a lens through which to examine the impact of global and local circuits of people, practices and ideas on linguistic, cultural and knowledge ...

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity Languagised Lives

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity: Languagised Lives

1st Edition

Edited By Jürgen Jaspers, Lian Malai Madsen
December 13, 2018

This volume offers a critical perspective on current views on linguistic fixity and fluidity in sociolinguistics and highlights empirical accounts alternative to prevailing trends in the field. Featuring accounts from a broad range of regional contexts, the collection takes stock of such terms as "...

Agency in Language Policy and Planning: Critical Inquiries

Agency in Language Policy and Planning:: Critical Inquiries

1st Edition

Edited By Jeremie Bouchard, Gregory Paul Glasgow
December 11, 2018

This collection brings together theory and ethnographic research from a range of national contexts to offer unique insights into the nature of agency in language policy and planning. Situated within a broader sociological framework, the book explores agentive processes at work in case studies from ...

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

1st Edition

Edited By Gregory Paul Glasgow, Jeremie Bouchard
December 11, 2018

This concise collection features seven studies on agency in language policy and planning across five different national contexts. Building on themes explored in Agency in Language Policy and Planning, this volume highlights the complex relationship between agency and broader ideological discourses,...

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