New book provides a comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity provides an accessible and authoritative overview of this growing area, the linguistic analysis of interaction in superdiverse cities.

Professors Angela Creese and Adrian Blackledge, who are currently researching how people communicate multilingually across diverse languages and cultures in their AHRC funded Translation and Translanguaging project, are co-editors of this new book which provides a comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces.

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. With seven sections edited by leading names, the handbook includes 35 state-of-the art chapters from international authorities. The handbook adopts a truly interdisciplinary approach, covering:

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