By Jean-Jacques Weber, University of Luxembourg and Kristine Horner, University of Sheffield, UK
ISBN-10 : 0415609976
ISBN-13 : 978-0415609975
Paperback : 978-0-415-60997-5 : $31.95
Hardback : 978-0-415-60998-2 : $115.00
Introducing Multilingualism is a brand new, comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to the dynamic field of multilingualism. Adopting a compelling social and critical approach, Jean-Jacques Weber and Kristine Horner guide readers through the established theories of multilingualism.
The book covers language as a social construct, language contact and variation, language and identity and the differences between individual and societal multilingualism. The authors also provide an alternative approach to studying multilingualism, introducing innovative concepts such as flexible multilingualism and literacy bridge in order to encourage students to critically question dominant discourses on topics such as integration, heritage and language testing.