On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, Professor Stephen May from the Te Puna Wānanga (School of Māori Education) in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand gave a presentatation on linguistic superdiversity.


While the recent preoccupation with superdiversity and multilingual (urban) repertoires in critical applied linguistics is a welcome development, the concept, and its application in applied linguistics, also have some significant, as yet largely unacknowledged, limitations. This presentation explored these limitations and what might be done about them (if anything) in light of a more sceptical take on the current enthusiasm for linguistic superdiversity. 

Listen to the seminar on this podcast