New book: Routledge Handbook of Language and superdiversity, edited by IRiS academics Angela Creese and Adrian Blackledge

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity provides an accessible and authoritative overview of the linguistic analysis of interaction in superdiverse cities. Developed as a descriptive term to account for the increasingly stratified processes and effects of migration in Western Europe, ‘superdiversity’ has the potential to contribute to an enhanced understanding of mobility, complexity, and change, with theoretical, practical, global, and methodological reach.

The handbook adopts a truly interdisciplinary approach, covering:

  • Cultural heritage
  • Sport
  • Law
  • Education
  • Business and entrepreneurship.

The result is a truly comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces.The Handbook is the outcome of three years of collaborative work by IRiS academics, Angela Creese and Adrian Blackledge, alongside a number of other IRiS academics including Lisa Goodson, Jenny Phillimore, Janice Thompson and Kiran Trehan.