Surveys this controversial topic through coverage of issues like identity, superdiversity, and citizenship and the role language plays in their definition and practice. Leading international academics analyse migrant experiences in geographical and historical context and explore new research orientations.
** Winner of AAAL Book Award 2020 ** **Shortlisted for the BAAL Book Prize 2018** The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language is the first comprehensive survey of this area, exploring language and human mobility in today's globalised world. This key reference brings together a range of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, drawing on subjects such as migration studies, geography, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Featuring over 30 chapters written by leading experts from around the world, this book: Examines how basic constructs such as community, place, language, diversity, identity, nation-state, and social stratification are being retheorized in the context of human mobility; Analyses the impact of the 'mobility turn' on language use, including the parallel 'multilingual turn' and translanguaging; Discusses the migration of skilled and unskilled workers, different forms of displacement, and new superdiverse and diaspora communities; Explores new research orientations and methodologies, such as mobile and participatory research, multi-sited ethnography, and the mixing of research methods; Investigates the place of language in citizenship, educational policies, employment and social services. The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language is essential reading for those with an interest in migration studies, language policy, sociolinguistic research and development studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Suresh Canagarajah Part 1 Translanguaging in Mobility - Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese Nation-State, Transnationalism, and Language - Joseph Sung-Yul Park and Lionel Wee Superdiversity and Language - Gabriele Budach and Ingrid de Saint-Georges Neoliberalism, Language and Migration - Kori Allan and Bonnie McElhinny Space, Place, and Language - Christina Higgins New Orientations to Identity in Mobility - Zhu Hua Social Class in Migration, Identity and Language Research - David Block National and Ethnic Minorities: Language Rights and Recognition - Stephen May Part 2 Regional Flows and Language Resources - Ellen Hurst Displacement and Language - Kathleen Heugh Migration Trajectories: Implications for Language Proficiencies and Identities - Alla V. Tovares and Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu Slavery, Indentured Work, and Language - Rajend Mesthrie Settler Varieties - Daniel Schreier, Nicole Eberle and Danae Perez Trade Migration - Huamei Han Migrations, Religions, and Social Flux - Paul Badenhorst and Sinfree Makoni Language in Skilled Migration - Loy Lising Rethinking (Un)Skilled Migrants: Whose Skills, What Skills, For What and For Whom? - Cecile B. Vigouroux Diaspora and Language - Jonathan Rosa and Sunny Trivedi Part 3 Complexity, Mobility, Migration - Jan Blommaert, Massimiliano Spotti and Jef Van der Aa Spatiotemporal Scales and the Study of Mobility - Mastin Prinsloo Narrative in the Study of Migrants - Anna De Fina and Amelia Tseng Multi-Sited Ethnography and Language in the Study of Migration - Hilary Parsons Dick and Lynnette Arnold Traveling Texts, Translocal/Transnational Literacies and Transcontextual Analysis - Catherine Kell Intersections of Necessity and Desire in Migration Research - Mike Baynham Part 4 Citizenship, Immigration Laws and Language - Kamran Khan and Tim McNamara A Rhizomatic Account of Heritage Language: the Case of Chinese in Singapore - E.K. Tan Language-In-Education Policies and Mobile Citizens - Beatriz P. Lorente Mobility and English Language Policies and Practices in Higher Education - Jennifer Jenkins Mobility, Language and Schooling - Margaret R. Hawkins and Anneliese Cannon Communication Practices and Policies in Workplace Mobility - Marta Kirilova and Jo Angouri Language-Mediated Services for Migrants: Monolingualist Institutional Regimes and Translinguistic User Practices - Maria Sabate Dalmau, Maria Rosa Garrido Sarda and Eva Codo Index