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. 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.

The result is a truly comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces.

This volume is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Language and Superdiversity within Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology and related areas.

part |70 pages

Language and superdiversity

part |76 pages

Researching communication in superdiverse contexts

chapter 6|16 pages

Superdiversity and linguistic ethnography

Researching people and language in motion

chapter 7|14 pages

Blurred vision?

‘Superdiversity’ as a lens in research on communication in border contexts

chapter 8|15 pages

Using researcher vignettes to explore co-production in a large diverse team

Implications for research in superdiverse contexts

chapter 9|15 pages

Moving methods online

Researching digital language practices

part |78 pages

Language, superdiversity and heritage

chapter 12|16 pages

Dialect as heritage

chapter 14|14 pages

Talking of heritage

The past in conversation

chapter 15|17 pages

Superdiverse heritage and the question of authenticity

Reframing ‘brokenness,’ comprehending change

part |80 pages

Language, superdiversity and business