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    The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading international contributors.

    The introduction charts the changing landscape of social and ethnographic research on multilingualism (theory, methods and research sites) and it foregrounds key contemporary debates. Chapters are structured around sub-headings such as: early developments, key issues related to theory and method, new research directions.

    This handbook offers an authoritative guide to shifts over time in thinking about multilingualism as well as providing an overview of the range of contemporary themes, debates and research sites. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of multilingualism, as well as those studying education and anthropology.

    Introduction: A Sociolinguistics of Multilingualism for Our Times. Marilyn Martin-Jones, Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese. Part I: Discourses About Multilingualism, Across Political and Historical Contexts. 1. Indigenous Contexts. Donna Patrick.2. Lessons from Pre-colonial Multilingualism. Suresh Canagarajah and Indika Liyanage.3. Rethinking Discourses Around the ‘English-cosmopolitan’ Correlation: Scenes from Formal and Informal Multilingual Educational Contexts.Vaidehi Ramanathan. 4. Multilingual Citizenship and Minority Languages.Alexandra Jaffe.5. Sign Language and the Politics of Deafness. Bencie Woll and Robert Adam.6. Discourses About Linguistic Diversity.Melanie Cooke and James Simpson. 7. Language Rights: Promoting Civic/Multilingualism. Stephen May. Part II: Multilingualism and Education. 8. Indigenous Education: Local and Global Perspectives. Teresa L. McCarty and Sheilah E. Nicholas. 9. Multilingualism in Education in Post-colonial Contexts: a Special Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Feliciano Chimbutane. 10. Regional Minorities, Education and Language Revitalization.Durk Gorter and Jasone Cenoz. 11. Immersion Education: En Route to Multilingualism.Anne-Marie de Mejía.12. Linguistic Diversity and Education.Christine Hélot. 13. Multilingual Pedagogies.Ofelia García, with Nelson Flores. 14. Global English and Bilingual Education.Sheena Gardner.Part III: Multilingualism in Other Institutional Sites. 15. Multilingualism in the Workplace.Roger Hewitt.16. Multilingualism and Social Exclusion.Ingrid Piller. 17. Multilingualism in Legal Settings.Katrijn Maryns. 18. Multilingualism and Public Service Access: Interpreting in Spoken and Signed Languages.Christine W.L. Wilson, Graham Turner and Isabelle Perez.19. Multilingualism and the Media. Helen Kelly-Holmes. 20. Multilingualism and Religion. Tope Omoniyi.Part IV: Multilingualism in Social and Cultural Change.21.Multilingualism and the New Economy.Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller.22. Multilingualism on the Internet.Sirpa Leppänen and Saija Peuronen.23. Multilingualism and Popular Culture.Mela Sarkar and Bronwen Low.24. Multilingualism and Gender.Kimie Takahashi.Part V: Situated Practices, Lived Realities.25. Disinventing Multilingualism: From Monological Multilingualism to Multilingual Francas. Sinfree Makoni and Alastair Pennycook.26. Multilingualism and Emotions.Aneta Pavlenko.27. Codeswitching. Angel Lin and David C.S. Li.28. Crossing. Ben Rampton and Constadina Charalambous. 29. Heteroglossia. Benjamin Bailey.30. Multilingual Literacies. Doris S. Warriner. 31. Multilingualism and Multimodality. Vally Lytra.32: Linguistic Landscapes and Multilingualism. Elana Shohamy.


    Marilyn Martin-Jones is an Emeritus Professor based in the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, UK. She is the series editor of the Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism series.

    Adrian Blackledge is Professor of Bilingualism, and Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of several books including Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective (2010) with Angela Creese.

    Angela Creese is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, UK. She is author of a number of books and articles on multilingualism and linguistically diverse classrooms including Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective (2010) with Adrian Blackledge.

    'The editors and the contributors have done an impressive job in putting together this landmark volume. The comprehensive coverage and critical edge make the handbook an invaluable resource for the novice and expert alike. It will no doubt be read and referred to again and again.'

    Li Wei, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

    The field has come to expect nothing less from scholars such as Marilyn Martin-Jones, Adrian Blackledge, and Angela Creese: A superbly edited collection of articles that are cutting-edge, comprehensive, and compelling. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is an outstanding contribution to contemporary scholarship.’

    Bonny Norton, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, University of British Columbia, Canada

    "The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is a great addition to the field, providing an array of valuable discussions, especially theoretical ones." LINGUIST List