The Politics of Multilingualism

Europeanisation, globalisation and linguistic governance

| Universität Augsburg
| Université de Genève
ISBN 9789027201362 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263612 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book proposes a multidisciplinary assessment of the impact of complex diversity on language politics and policies, analysing how the legacies of the old interact with the challenges of the new. Its main focus is on the interplay of multilingualism on the one hand, and the dynamics of transnationalism, globalisation, and Europeanisation on the other. This interplay confronts contemporary societies with unprecedented questions, as they face the need to come to grips with increasingly varied and pervasive manifestations of linguistic and cultural diversity. This volume develops an integrative approach that identifies the key social and political dimensions at hand, offering an innovative contribution to the ongoing conversation on the manifestations and management of multilingualism.
[Studies in World Language Problems, 6]  2018.  xix, 367 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
List of figures, tables, charts and pictures
Chapter 1. The politics of multilingualism: General introduction and overview
François Grin and Peter A. Kraus
Part I. Reconceptualising multilingualism and collective identity
Chapter 2. The politics of multilingualism in Canada: A neo-institutional approach
Linda Cardinal and Rémi Léger
Chapter 3. A Russian-speaking nation?: The promotion of the Russian language and its significance for ongoing efforts at Russian nation-building
Konstantin Zamyatin
Chapter 4. The impact of mobility and migration on the identity-constructing policy in Brussels
Rudi Janssens
Chapter 5. From glossophagic hegemony to multilingual pluralism?: Re-assessing the politics of linguistic identity in Europe
Peter A. Kraus
Chapter 6. Transient linguistic landscapes of activism: Protesting against austerity policies in the Eurozone
Virginie D. Mamadouh
Part II. Linguistic hegemony, insecurity and linguistic justice
Chapter 7. How to measure linguistic justice?: Theoretical considerations and the South Tyrol case study of the Calvet Language Barometer
Federico Gobbo
Chapter 8. Linguistic justice and English as a Lingua Franca
Helder De Schutter
Chapter 9. The promise and pitfalls of global English
Thomas Ricento
Chapter 10. Languages, norms and power in a globalised context
László Marácz
Part III. Lingua Franca and global linguistic governance
Chapter 11. On some fashionable terms in multilingualism research: Critical assessment and implications for language policy
François Grin
Chapter 12. English, the Lingua Nullius of global hegemony
Robert Phillipson
Chapter 13. Idealism or pragmatism?: Ad hoc multilingualism and Open English
Astrid von Busekist
Chapter 14. European integration and the variety of languages: An awkward co-existence
Jean-Claude Barbier
Author index
Subject index
“Together the chapters in this book attempt to cast a wide net over European linguistic policy and governance. The edited volume is successful in addressing these numerous issues with very interdisciplinary focus. This breadth is beneficial in that the volume is potentially accessible to a wide readership.”
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BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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