Synopses & Reviews
Scholars of linguistics and particular languages examine themultilingual aspects of city life and urbanism in terms of intense interaction between citizens from multiple backgrounds. Using cityreports created by the Languages in Urban Communities: Integration and Diversity for Europe (LUCIDE) network, they look at the vitalityof urban multilingualism, the sights and sounds of the multilingual city, whether urban multilingualism is a bond or barrier, languagepolices and the politics of urban multilingualism, languages at school as a challenge for multilingual cities, and the future. Distributed in the US by UTP Distribution.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This book is an exploration of the vitality of multilingualism and of its critical importance in and for contemporary cities. It examines how the city has emerged as a key driver of the multilingual future, a concentration of different, changing cultures which somehow manage to create a new identity. The book uses the recent LUCIDE multilingual city reports as a basis for discussion and analysis, and deals with both societal and individual multilingualism in a way that draws on the full range of their historical, contemporary, visual/audible, psychological, educational and policy-oriented aspects. The book will be of interest to students and researchers of multilingualism, migration studies, European Studies, anthropology, sociology and urbanism.