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Introduction; Part I. Global and Societal Issues in Multilingualism and Trilingualism: 1. Historical perspectives of language contact; 2. Patterns of societal multilingualism; 3. Old and new linguistic minorities; 4. Globalisation, language spread and new multilingualisms; Part II. Construing Individual Multilingualism: 5. Individual multilingualism; 6. Multilingual language competence and use; 7. Accommodating multilingualism; 8. Multilingual education and multilingual literacies; Glossary; References; Index.

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Anat Stavans is a Professor in Applied Linguistics at Beit Berl College and a researcher at the Institute for Innovation in Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Charlotte Hoffmann was formerly Reader in Sociolinguistics at the University of Salford, UK.


'The authors of this book demonstrate that multilingualism is as old as humanity itself. Language and politics have always been intertwined, creating amazing and conflictual complexity ... This is a very clear and highly informative book.' Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London

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