The Material Culture of Multilingualism (2018)
Editors: Aronin, Larissa, Hornsby, Michael, Kiliańska-Przybyło, Grażyna (Eds.) Springer

  • Provides cutting-edge research in multilingualism
  • The first book on the emerging strand 'the material culture of multilingualism'
  • Gives an original interface of social studies and applied linguistics
  • Contributions include classroom research and teaching methodology

This volume provides a unique interface between the material and linguistic aspects of communication, education and language use, and cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, drawing on fields as varied as applied linguistics, ethnology, sociology, history and philosophy.
Taking texts, images and objects as their starting points, the authors discuss how cultural context is envisioned in particular materialities and in a variety of contexts and localities. The volume, divided into three sections, aims to deal with material culture not only in the daily language practices of the past and the present, but also language teaching in a number of settings. The main thrust of the volume, then, is the exposure of natural ties between language, cognition, identity and the material world.

Aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in fields as varied as education, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, semiotics and other related disciplines, this volume documents and analyses a wide range of case studies. It provides a unique take on multilingualism and expands our understanding of how materialities permit us new and unexpected insights into multilingual practices.

Articles and chapters on the Material Culture of Multilingualism

Aronin, Larissa (2018). Theoretical underpinnings of the material culture of multilingualism. In Larissa Aronin, Michael Hornsby and Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło (eds.), The Material Culture of Multilingualism. (pp. 21-45).Springer.

Aronin, Larissa, and Ó Laoire, Muiris (2013). The material culture of multilingualism: moving beyond the linguistic landscape. International Journal of Multilingualism, 10(3), 225- 235.

Aronin, Larissa and Michael Hornsby (2018). Introduction. In L. Aronin, M. Hornsby and G. Kiliańska-Przybyło (eds.), The Material culture of Multilingualism. (pp. 1- 17) Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2012). Material culture of multilingualism and affectivity. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 2, 179-191.

Aronin, Larissa (2014). The concept of affordances in applied linguistics and multilingualism. In Mirosław Pawlak and Larissa Aronin (eds.), Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism (pp. 157-173). Springer.