Linguistic diversity and education

Authored by: Christine Hélot

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism

Print publication date:  May  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415496476
eBook ISBN: 9780203154427
Adobe ISBN: 9781136578144


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With increased mobility and migration all over the world (Castles and Miller 2003), multilingualism has acquired a new visibility. Linguistic diversity is now a regular feature of our everyday experiences as can be witnessed in exchanges in public spaces, the workplace and in homes. Multilingualism is also visible in the linguistic landscape all around us, in films where it is no longer uncommon to hear actors speak in several languages, in various other media and on the World Wide Web where one is free to use any language in any form or shape.

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