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Multilingual identities in a global city: London stories

Block, David (2005) Multilingual identities in a global city: London stories. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 978-1-4039-3964-7

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Additional Information: This book is a sociolinguistic study of people from different ethnolinguistic backgrounds living and working in London at the beginning of the 21st century. It offers an in-depth critical examination of key constructs, such as globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism, identity and global cities, before moving on to a series of case studies. The book is different from most other British-based texts about migration and language for several reasons. First, it links work from social theory and sociology with sociolinguistics in unique and original ways. Second, it deals with migrant groups in London which have traditionally been under-researched or completely ignored: French nationals, Japanese nationals, Spanish speaking Latinos and second generation South Asians. Third, it makes creative use of life story interviews, developing language biographies of the individuals interviewed. Fourth and finally, it is written in a highly accessible style which helps to bring the London stories to life.
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Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 15:53
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