Language in Multilingual Cities

Presented at: Sociolinguistics Symposium 19: Language and the City

This four-part, full day session organized by the Language Policy Research Network (LPREN) of AILA, features the work of international scholars. All papers focus on the conference theme, “Language and the City,” with a common focus on “multilingualism.” This session will provide comparative perspectives from cities in a variety of countries to analyze the intersection of globalization, immigration, and language contact with language policies. Researchers will draw from theoretical frames of reference in order to include critical applied linguistics and post modern perspectives, as well as research methodologies, including ethnographic, qualitative, linguistic landscape, and interpretive policy analyses.