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Globalization and multilingualism: the case of the UK

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Edwards, V. (2011) Globalization and multilingualism: the case of the UK. Intercultural Communication Studies, 20 (1). pp. 27-35. ISSN 1057-7769

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Abstract/Summary

Although linguistic diversity has always been a defining feature of the British Isles, it has assumed new proportions in recent years, a period during which the transnational flow of people has been accompanied by a corresponding flow of languages. This paper charts the changing nature of diversity and the adaptations to which it has given rise on the part of both the host community and speakers of minority languages.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy > Second Language Research Group
ID Code:20480
Publisher:International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies
Publisher Statement:Copyrighted in the name of the International Association for InterculturalCommunication Studies. Material published in “Intercultural Communication Studies” may be used for any professional purpose as long as its source is clearly indicated. Bylaws: http://www.uri.edu/iaics/aboutus/IAICS%20Constitutuion.pdf

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