The Material Culture of Multilingualism

  • Larissa Aronin
  • Michael Hornsby
  • Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Larissa Aronin, Michael Hornsby
    Pages 1-17
  3. Theoretical Issues of the Material Culture of Multilingualism

  4. Cultural, Linguistic and Educational Awareness of Material Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Ulrike Jessner, Dominik Unterthiner, Stephanie Topf, Manon Megens
      Pages 113-130
  5. Contexts, Populations and Languages

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-211

About this book


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.



Multilingualism Language teaching and language education Developing cultural awareness Multilingual Awareness in Tyrolean Material Culture Glagolitic Script localized language

Editors and affiliations

  • Larissa Aronin
    • 1
  • Michael Hornsby
    • 2
  • Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło
    • 3
  1. 1.Oranim Academic College of EducationTivonIsrael
  2. 2.Adam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  3. 3.University of SilesiaKatowicePoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91103-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91104-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0292
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1656
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