1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

Edited By Angela Creese, Adrian Blackledge Copyright 2018
    582 Pages
    by Routledge

    582 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity provides an accessible and authoritative overview of this growing area, the linguistic analysis of interaction in superdiverse cities. Developed as a descriptive term to account for the increasingly stratified processes and effects of migration in Western Europe, ‘superdiversity’ has the potential to contribute to an enhanced understanding of mobility, complexity, and change, with theoretical, practical, global, and methodological reach.

    With seven sections edited by leading names, the handbook includes 35 state-of-the art chapters from international authorities. The handbook adopts a truly interdisciplinary approach, covering:

    • Cultural heritage

    • Sport

    • Law

    • Education

    • Business and entrepreneurship.

    The result is a truly comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces.

    This volume is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Language and Superdiversity within Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology and related areas.


    Angela Creese is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. Her publications include Linguistic Ethnography (with Fiona Copland), Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy (with Adrian Blackledge, 2014), and The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Adrian Blackledge, Routledge).

    Adrian Blackledge is Professor of Bilingualism in the School of Education, and Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, UK. His recent publications include Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy (with Angela Creese, 2014), The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012, with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Angela Creese, Routledge), and Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective (with Angela Creese, 2010).