[lg policy] new book series: Multilingualism and Diversity Management

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 30 14:42:32 UTC 2010

New: Multilingualism and Diversity Management

New Book Series from John Benjamins Publishing

Multilingualism and Diversity Management

Anne-Claude Berthoud, University of Lausanne
François Grin, University of Geneva
Georges Lüdi, University of Basel

Advisory Board:
Jan Blommaert, LSE
Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck College, University of London
Françoise Gadet, University of Paris-10
Tom Moring, Swedish School of Social Science, Helsinki
Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University

ISSN: 2210-7010

This book series collects a wide range of scholarship on different, yet mutually
complementary dimensions of multilingualism. It contains the main findings of a
five-year integrated research project supported by the European Commission and
brings together researchers from eighteen universities across the continent.

The project, known under its acronym of DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management
of Diversity), examines the interconnections between social actors'
representations of language and multilingualism, policies adopted by various
organizations to deal with multilingualism, the role of context which shapes,
but is also shaped by representations and policies regarding multilingualism,
and actual language practices. These interconnections are explored on three
types of terrain: private-sector companies, the political institutions of the
European Union, and the sphere of education (with an emphasis on universities in
bi- or trilingual settings). In addition, three major themes cutting across
these different terrains are analysed, namely, efficiency and fairness in
language choices, emerging language varieties, and the historical dimensions of

Subject classification:

Applied linguistics
Contact Linguistics
Discourse studies

Linguistic Field(s):

Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition


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