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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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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

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

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

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

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

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...

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

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

1st Edition

Marilda C. Cavalcanti, Terezinha M. Maher
August 29, 2019

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...

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity: Languagised Lives

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity: Languagised Lives

1st Edition

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 "...

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

Researching Agency in Language Policy and Planning

1st Edition

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,...

Agency in Language Policy and Planning:: Critical Inquiries

Agency in Language Policy and Planning:: Critical Inquiries

1st Edition

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...

Bilingual Parent Participation in a Divided School Community

Bilingual Parent Participation in a Divided School Community

1st Edition

Julia Menard-Warwick
December 04, 2018

This volume theorizes parent participation in a bilingual school community in California, unpacking broader issues around language ideologies, language and power, and parent collaboration in diverse educational contexts. Highlighting data from a two-year ethnographic study of the school community,...

Language and Culture on the Margins: Global/Local Interactions

Language and Culture on the Margins: Global/Local Interactions

1st Edition

Sjaak Kroon, Jos Swanenberg
September 17, 2018

This collection of thirteen essays examines sociolinguistic phenomena in a wide variety of marginal environments, providing both an overview of globalizaiton on the margins and a foundation for an expanded understanding of the processes of linguistic and cultural changes at work in these settings....

Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide: Transnational Connections and Local Social Realities

Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide: Transnational Connections and Local Social Realities

1st Edition

Li Wei
February 12, 2018

In this volume, Li Wei brings together contributions from well-known and emerging scholars in socio- and anthropological linguistics working on different linguistic and communicative aspects of the Chinese diaspora. The project examines the Chinese diasporic experience from a global, comparative...

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