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Routledge Multilingual Asia Series

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This series focuses on the sociolinguistic dynamics of multilingual societies within South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. It sets out to provide a forum for frontline empirical research on the dynamics of multilingualism in the Asian region. The series will include areal studies dealing with multilingualism in particular polities or regions, but will also tackle pan-Asian issues such as the dynamics of multilingualism in urban Asian societies, multilingualism in Asian education, English as a lingua franca between Asian speakers, and the learning and teaching of Asian languages across the region. Micro-studies of language contact and variation will also be a regular feature of the series, as will titles dealing with multilingual media and linguistic landscapes. Although the orientation of the series is broadly sociolinguistic, the Editors are also open to contributions that offer cognitive or psycholinguistic perspectives where such issues are central to the understanding of contemporary multilingualism in the Asian context.

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Multilingual China National, Minority and Foreign Languages

Multilingual China: National, Minority and Foreign Languages

1st Edition

Edited By Bob Adamson, Anwei Feng
September 25, 2023

Multilingual China explores the dynamics of multilingualism in one of the most multilingual countries in the world. This edited collection comprises frontline empirical research into a range of important issues that arise from the presence of 55 official ethnic minority groups, plus China’s search ...

Multilingual Global Cities Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai

Multilingual Global Cities: Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Siemund, Jakob R.E. Leimgruber
May 30, 2022

This volume sets out to investigate the linguistic ecologies of Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai, with chapters that combine empirical and theoretical approaches to the sociolinguistics of multilingualism. One important feature of this publication is that the five parts of the collection deal with ...

Multilingual Singapore Language Policies and Linguistic Realities

Multilingual Singapore: Language Policies and Linguistic Realities

1st Edition

Edited By Ritu Jain
May 26, 2021

This volume brings together researchers whose analysis and insights provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Singapore’s rich linguistic diversity. Applying a combination of descriptive, empirical, and theoretical approaches, the authors investigate not only official languages such as ...

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