In December, MIRCo has published a new book, ‘Claves para entender el multilingúismo contemporáneo’, coordinated by two MIRCo researchers, MIRCo’s Principal Researcher Luisa Martín Rojo and Joan Pujolar Cos, with the participation of several members of the research group. This new publication reflects on the current and innovative panorama of multilingualism and its transcendence in our contemporary societies. And on the concepts created for its study, with a dual educational and mobilising motivation.
Ofelia García and Cecilia M. Espinosa, Miguel Pérez-Milans, Gabriela Prego Vázquez, Lara Alonso and Fernando Ramallo have also participated in the writing of the book.
It explains and develops a selection of key concepts of contemporary sociolinguistics: translingualism, superdiversity, scales, commodification, speaking subjects, racio-linguistic ideologies and neo-speakers. The main aim of the book is to help young academics and researchers to contextualise and understand these concepts and the debates in which they are embedded. Most of the concepts addressed are relatively recent and mostly published in a scattered manner in English-language journals and books, to which are added others that have emerged in the Ibero-American cultural and linguistic spheres, especially those referring to debates on coloniality.
The book is available on the website of Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza.