|The Multilingual City is published this month - by Dr Lid King & Dr Lorna Carson|
The fruit of the LUCIDE project (2012-14), The Multilingual City is published this month, edited by Lid King and Lorna Carson and incorporating research carried out as part of LUCIDE and by the project partners.
This book is an exploration of the vitality of multilingualism and of its critical importance in and for contemporary cities. It examines how the city has emerged as a key driver of the multilingual future, a concentration of different, changing cultures which somehow manage to create a new identity.
The book uses the recent LUCIDE multilingual city reports as a basis for discussion and analysis, and deals with both societal and individual multilingualism in a way that draws on the full range of their historical, contemporary, visual/audible, psychological, educational and policy-oriented aspects.
The book will be of interest to students and researchers of multilingualism, migration studies, European Studies, anthropology, sociology and urbanism.