Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self

Studies in Linguistics and Language Learning

  • Danuta Gabryś-Barker
  • Dagmara Gałajda
  • Adam Wojtaszek
  • Paweł Zakrajewski

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Language Studies

  3. (Multilingual) Language Learning and Teaching

  4. Danuta Gabryś-Barker, Dagmara Gałajda, Adam Wojtaszek, Paweł Zakrajewski
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book offers several insights into cross-cultural and multilingual learning, drawing upon recent research within two main areas: Language Studies and Multilingual Language Learning/Teaching. It places particular emphasis on the Polish learning environment and Poles abroad.

Today’s world is an increasingly complex network of cross-cultural and multilingual influences, forcing us to redefine our Selves to include a much broader perspective than ever before. The first part of the book explores attitudes toward multiculturalism in British political speeches, joking behaviour in multicultural working settings, culture-dependent aspects of taboos and swearing, and expressive language of the imprisoned, adding a diachronic perspective by means of a linguistic study of The Canterbury Tales. In turn, the studies in the second part focus on visible shifts in contemporary multilingualism research, learners’ attitudes towards multiple languages they acquire, teachers’ perspectives on the changing requirements related to multiculturalism, and immigrant brokers’ professional experience in the UK.


Polish Language Learning Learning Environment of Polish People Specialized Language Registers Linguistic and Cultural Identity Self-expression Migrants Learning Language Culture and Foreign Language Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Danuta Gabryś-Barker
    • 1
  • Dagmara Gałajda
    • 2
  • Adam Wojtaszek
    • 3
  • Paweł Zakrajewski
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  3. 3.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  4. 4.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56891-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56892-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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