Multilingual Identities in a Global City

London Stories

  • David Block

Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Block
    Pages 1-20
  3. David Block
    Pages 21-40
  4. David Block
    Pages 64-73
  5. David Block
    Pages 74-106
  6. David Block
    Pages 107-135
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    Pages 136-170
  8. David Block
    Pages 200-213
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 214-235

About this book


Opening with a discussion of the key issues of globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism and global cities, David Block then turns to four detailed case studies: East Asian students living and working in London; foreign language teachers from France; London's growing Latino community; and second generation South Asian university students. Via these case studies the book explores the ambivalent and multi-layered identities of individuals who have crossed geographical and psychological borders during the course of their lifetimes and settled in London, the quintessential global city.


community French Generation globalization language migration

Authors and affiliations

  • David Block
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonUK

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