Multilingualism and Politics

Revisiting Multilingual Citizenship

Editors: Strani, Katerina (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on multilingualism as a key element of the social construction of contemporary public spheres
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  • Examines the interdisciplinarity between languages and politics, especially the combination of politics, sociology, sociolinguistics, language policy and translation and interpreting studies
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  • Includes a broad scope of case studies, beyond the usual empirical explorations on EU politics, including examples from Croatia, Scotland, Hong Kong, Guadeloupe
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This edited book makes a significant contribution to the relatively under-explored field of multilingualism and politics, approaching the topic from two key perspectives: multilingualism in politics, and the politics of multilingualism. Through the lens of case studies from around the world, the authors in this volume combine theoretical and empirical insights to examine the inter-relation between multilingualism and politics in different spheres and contexts, including minority language policy, national identity, the translation of political debates and discourse, and the use of multiple, often competing languages in educational settings. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of politics, sociology, sociolinguistics, language policy, and translation and interpreting studies.

About the authors

Katerina Strani is Associate Professor and Head of Cultural Studies in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University, UK. With a background in languages and politics, she is interested in how multilingualism and multiculturalism shape contemporary society, politics and communities. 

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“The volume points toward an urgent field in language policy, namely a closer connection and cooperation between the disciplines of political science, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics in order to tackle the challenges of an ever-growing globalising world in the twenty-first century in which multilingualism is the new linguistic dispensation … .” (Oliver Delto, International Journal of Multilingualism, April 23, 2021)


"This book offers an invaluable interdisciplinary perspective on multilingualism in contemporary societies. With particular but not exclusive focus on Europe, the author approaches the subject from multiple points of view: political discourse, language policy, translation and citizenship. She also discusses how the issues surrounding multilingualism are framed- migration, language varieties and minority languages, how these issues underpin policy and issues of national and individual identity. This book should be read by both academics and language activists." -- Antonella Sorace, Bilingualism Matters, University of Edinburgh, UK
"This timely new book on multilingual politics addresses students of politics, sociology, sociolinguistics, culture, language policy, interpreting, translation, and postcolonial studies. This unique contribution traces multilingual situations at the European level, in relation to Brexit, and highlights the critical position of professionals and language educators as well as translators, interpreters and mediators, including in the Global South." -- Nicole Doerr, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multilingualism and Politics
Book Subtitle
Revisiting Multilingual Citizenship
Editors
  • Katerina Strani
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40701-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40701-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40700-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-40703-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 365
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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