Multilingualism Citizenship And Identity

Author: Julie Byrd Clark
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441140379
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Through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that combines critical sociolinguistic ethnography, multi-modality, reflexivity, and discourse analysis, this groundbreaking book reveals the multiple (and sometimes simultaneous) ways in which individuals engage and invest in representations of languages and identities.This timely work is the first to consider the significance of multilingualism and its relationship to citizenship as well as the development of linguistic repertoires as an essential component of language education in a globalized world. While examining the discourses and interconnections between multilingualism, globalization, and identity, the author draws upon a unique case study of the experiences, voices, trajectories, and journeys of Canadian youth of Italian origin from diverse social, geographical, and linguistic backgrounds, participating in university French language courses as well as training to become teachers of French in the urban, multicultural and global landscape of Toronto, Canada. In doing so, Byrd Clark skilfully illustrates the multidimensional ways that youth invest in language learning and socially construe their multiple identities within diverse contexts while weaving in and out of particularistic and universalistic identifications. This invaluable resource will not only shed light on how and why people engage in learning languages and for which languages they choose to invest, but will offer readers a deeper understanding of the complex interrelationships between multilingualism, identity, and citizenship. It will appeal to researchers in a variety of fields, including applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition and linguistic anthropology.
Multilingualism, Citizenship, and Identity
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Julie Byrd Clark
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-27 - Publisher: A&C Black

Through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that combines critical sociolinguistic ethnography, multi-modality, reflexivity, and discourse analysis, this groundbreaking book reveals the multiple (and sometimes simultaneous) ways in which individuals engage and invest in representations of languages and identities.This timely work is the first to consider the significance of multilingualism and
Multilingualism and Politics
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Katerina Strani
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-19 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This edited book makes a significant contribution to the relatively under-explored field of multilingualism and politics, approaching the topic from two key perspectives: multilingualism in politics, and the politics of multilingualism. Through the lens of case studies from around the world, the authors in this volume combine theoretical and empirical
Discourse and Power in a Multilingual World
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Adrian Blackledge
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

In Discourse and Power in a Multilingual World the discourse of politicians and policy-makers in Britain links languages other than English, and therefore speakers of these languages, with civil disorder and threats to democracy, citizenship and nationhood. These powerful arguments travel along 'chains of discourse' until they gain the legitimacy
Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Agnieszka Otwinowska, Gessica De Angelis
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-09 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

It is clearly illogical to search for one good, universal solution for multilingual education when educational contexts differ so widely due to demographic and social factors. The situation is further complicated by the motivations of learners and teachers, and by attitudes towards multilingualism and ‘otherness’. The studies in this volume
Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: John C. Maher
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The languages of the world can be seen and heard in cities and towns, forests and isolated settlements, as well as on the internet and in international organizations like the UN or the EU. How did the world acquire so many languages? Why can't we all speak one language, like