The Invention of Multilingualism

Author:   David Gramling (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
ISBN:  

9781108748384


Pages:   280
Publication Date:   17 June 2021
Format:   Paperback
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The Invention of Multilingualism


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Multilingualism is a meaningful and capacious idea about human meaning-making practice, one with a promising, tumultuous, and flawed present - and a future worth caring for in research and public life. In this book, David Gramling presents original new insights into the topical subject of multilingualism, describing its powerful social, economic and political discourses. On one hand, it is under acute pressure to bear the demands of new global supply-chains, profit margins, and supranational unions, and on the other it is under pressure to make way for what some consider to be better descriptors of linguistic practice, such as translanguaging. The book shows how multilingualism is usefully able to encompass complex, divergent, and sometimes opposing experiences and ideas, in a wide array of planetary contexts - fictitious and real, political and social, North and South, colonial and decolonial, individual and collective, oppressive and liberatory, embodied and prosthetic, present and past.

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Author:   David Gramling (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.326kg
ISBN:  

9781108748384


ISBN 10:   1108748384
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   17 June 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Right-sizing multilingualism; 2. The problem of value (14k); 3. Justice and injustice; 4. Hospicing late mono/lingualism; Epilogue: the multilingual undercommons.

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David Gramling is Professor and Head in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (unceded Musqueam territory). He won the American Association of Applied Linguistics Book Award in 2018 for his book The Invention of Monolingualism.

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