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Multilingualism in London: LUCIDE city report

Mehmedbegović, Dina and Skrandies, Peter and Byrne, Nick and Harding-Esch, Philip (2015) Multilingualism in London: LUCIDE city report. LSE Language Centre, London, UK. ISBN 9781909890169

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Abstract

This report is produced for LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Contexts: Integration and Diversity in Europe) project and network, funded by the EU Lifelong learning programme 2010- 2014, based on the collected primary and secondary data. It includes a brief historic overview of London’s demolinguistic features and a range of evidence relevant to current manifestations of multilingualism and plurilingualism in this global city. Considering the size, population and complexity of London our specific focus is on one local authority (out of an existing 33): the City of Westminster, geographically the heart of this metropolis. Westminster is in many ways representative of London language trends. It shows some of the most prominent features of multilingualism in London: an extraordinary linguistic variety with a wide distribution of languages, where no one language is dominant. Nevertheless, we also make reference to examples of multilingualism from outside Westminster, when we have considered it to be pertinent.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.urbanlanguages.eu/
Additional Information: © 2015 LUCIDE Project and LSE © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: Library of Congress subjects > L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Language Centre
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 10:53
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 10:08
Funders: LUCIDE consortium, EC Lifelong Learning Program
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60974

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