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Author Block, David, 1956-

Title Multilingual identities in a global city : London stories / David Block.

Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8009421 BLOC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 235 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Language and globalization.
Language and globalization.
Notes Originally published: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-229) and index.
Contents 1 Globalization and Identities 1 -- 2 Multiculturalism and Identities 21 -- 3 Global City and the History of Migration and Multilingualism in Britain and London 41 -- 4 Researching London Stories 64 -- 5 Japanese Graduate Students in London 74 -- 6 French Foreign-Language Teachers in London 107 -- 7 Spanish-Speaking Latinos in London 136 -- 8 British Asian Undergraduate Students in London / Sian Preece 171 -- 9 Taking Stock: Where to London? 200.
Summary Discussing the key issues of globalization, multiculturalism, migration, multilingualism and global cities, David Block then examines four case studies. He explores the identities of individuals who have crossed geographical and psychological borders during their lifetimes and settled in London.
Subject Globalization -- Social aspects -- England -- London.
Multilingual persons -- England -- London.
Visitors, Foreign -- England -- London.
Multiculturalism -- England -- London.
Immigrants -- England -- London.
London (England) -- Ethnic relations.
London (England) -- Emigration and immigration.
ISBN 9780230554344 (paperback)
0230554342 (paperback)