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Multilingualism and the Periphery

Sari Pietikainen and Helen Kelly-Holmes


This volume examines the complexities of the processes and practices of multilingualism in a wide range of economic, cultural, political and physical peripheral sites and spaces (tourism, education, indigenous and minority language rights and politics, gender relations, marketing, airports) in different geographic locations (Austria, Canada, Corsica, Catalonia, Finland, Ireland, Patagonia, Spain, Slovenia, U.S.A., Wales). Using approaches that draw on sociolinguistics, discourse studies and ethnography, different peripheral indigenous and minority language sites varying from Arctic territories ... More

Keywords: multilingualism, cores, peripheries, power relations, multilingual spaces, indigenous languages, minority language rights, gender relations, airports

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945177
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sari Pietikainen, editor
University of Jyvdskyld

Helen Kelly-Holmes, editor
University of Limerick

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