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Routledge Multilingual Asia Series

About the Series

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 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 rich insights make for a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Singapore’s rich linguistic diversity. Applying a combination of empirical, theoretical, and descriptive approaches, the authors investigate not only official languages such as English, ...

Multilingual Global Cities Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai

Multilingual Global Cities: Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Siemund, Jakob R.E. Leimgruber
November 30, 2020

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 ...

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