Language And Migration In A Multilingual Metropolis: Berlin Lives by Patrick StevensonLanguage And Migration In A Multilingual Metropolis: Berlin Lives by Patrick Stevenson

Language And Migration In A Multilingual Metropolis: Berlin Lives

byPatrick Stevenson

Hardcover | January 27, 2017

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This lively and engaging book, set in the historical context of centuries of migration and multilingualism in Berlin, explores the relationship between language and migration. Berlin is a multicultural city in the heart of Europe, but what do we know about the number of languages spoken by its inhabitants and how they are used in everyday life? How do encounters with different languages impact on the experience of migration? And how do people use their experiences with language to shape their life stories?
To investigate these questions, the author invites the reader to accompany him on a research expedition that leads to an apartment building in the highly diverse district of Neukölln. Its inhabitants come from different parts of the world and relate their experiences - their Berlin lives - in ways that reveal the complex and intricate relationships between language and migration.
Patrick Stevenson is Professor of German and Linguistics at the University of Southampton. He has published widely on German sociolinguistics, the politics of language and European multilingualism. His previous books includeLanguage and German Disunity, Language and Social Change in Central Europe(with Jenny Carl),Discourses on Languag...
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Title:Language And Migration In A Multilingual Metropolis: Berlin LivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:202 pagesPublished:January 27, 2017Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319406051

ISBN - 13:9783319406053

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: finding a way in.- Chapter 2: Berlin: city of migrations.- Chapter 3: Berlin: city of multilingualisms.- Chapter 4: Multilingual Mietshaus: language (hi)stories at Mareschstraße 74.