What do we mean by 'multilingual'?: Linguistic repertoires

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Instead of seeing multilingualism as a plurality of ‘named languages’, this sociolinguistics briefing note argues that we should approach it as:
• a repertoire of styles and linguistic resources, tuned to particular communicative settings and spheres of life, developed over the course of a person’s biographical experience.
• Superdiversity makes the relationships between language and identity more unpredictable, but there are still socio-linguistic structures that guide the ways we talk.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWorking Paper
Media of outputhttps://kcl.academia.edu/WorkingPapersinUrbanLanguageLiteracies
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationKCL
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameWorking Papers in Urban Language & Literacies
PublisherCentre for Language Discourse & Communication, KCL


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