Multilingual Identities in a Global City: London Stories

Paperback | October 15, 2008

byDavid Block

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This book begins with a discussion of the key issues of globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism and global cities. It then turns to four detailed case studies and through them explores the ambivalent and multi-layered identitites of individuals who have crossed geographical and psychological borders during the course of their lifetimes and settled in London.

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This book begins with a discussion of the key issues of globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism and global cities. It then turns to four detailed case studies and through them explores the ambivalent and multi-layered identitites of individuals who have crossed geographical and psychological borders during the cours...

David Block is at the University of London.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.53 × 5.46 × 0.55 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230554342

ISBN - 13:9780230554344

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Globalization, Migration and London as a Global City * The History of Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in London * Researching Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in London * Educational Migrants: East Asian University Students in London * Migrant Language Teachers: French Nationals in London * Latino London: The Rising Invisible Community * Second Generation South Asian University Students: Masculinities and Femininities * Where to, London? * References * Index