Bilingualism: A Social Approach

  • Monica Heller

Part of the Palgrave Advances in Linguistics book series (PADLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Bilingualism as Ideology and Practice

    1. Monica Heller
      Pages 1-22
  3. Bilingualism, Nation, State and Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Christopher Stroud
      Pages 25-49
    3. Alexandra Jaffe
      Pages 50-70
  4. The State, the Economy and Their Agencies In Late Modernity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Emanuel da Silva, Mireille McLaughlin, Mary Richards
      Pages 183-206
    3. Jannis Androutsopoulos
      Pages 207-230
  5. Identity Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Benjamin Bailey
      Pages 257-274
  6. Linguistic Form and Linguistic Practice

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 359-361

About this book


Arguing against a common sense view of bilingualism as the co-existence of two linguistic systems, this volume develops a critical perspective which approaches bilingualism as a wide variety of sets of sociolinguistic practices connected to the construction of social difference and of social inequality under specific historical conditions.


bilingual Code-Switching Common Sense education identity interaction Internet mass media monolingual multilingual Nation new economy organization politics social inequality

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica Heller
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoCanada

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