12 December 2019

Book launch: Multilingualism, (Im)mobilities and Spaces of Belonging

Multilingualism, (Im)mobilities and Spaces of Belonging book cover

The movement of people and their linguistic repertoires has contributed to increasing pressure on the model of the nation-state and notions of linguistically and culturally homogeneous societies. Multilingualism, (Im)mobilities and Spaces of Belonging, edited by Kristine Horner and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain and published in October 2019, explores the ways in which language and heritage are linked, the contestation of spaces and the notion of borders, and examines themes of mobility and struggle and the ways in which language can be linked to notions of belonging, authenticity and aspirations for augmented mobility. The book is an output of the WUN network on Multilingualism and Mobility in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

On 12 December 2019, the Centre for Luxembourg Studies organised a book launch event, which was attended by both editors and many chapter authors. The edited volume includes two chapters that link to the context of Luxembourg: Bernardino Tavares and Kasper Juffermans analyse Cape Verdean Trajectories into Luxembourg; and Sarah Muller, Clea Schmit and Jean-Jacques Weber explore the interconnectedness of pedagogy and policy across Luxembourgish and Canadian contexts. The book can be purchased here.

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