By James Collins, Mike Baynham, Stef Slembrouck
This ebook examines the influence of globalization on languages in touch, together with the research of linkages among the worldwide and native, and transnational and positioned conversation. It engages with social concept and social procedures whereas grappling with questions of language research raised via globalized language touch. Drawing on case reviews from North the US, Europe and Africa, the amount makes 3 vital contributions to modern sociolinguistics through: * arguing that options of scale and area are crucial for knowing modern sociolinguistic phenomena * exhibiting that the transnational flows and pursuits of peoples spotlight the matter and paintings of identification when it comes to either position and time* addressing methodological demanding situations raised through varied methods to the research of globalization and language contact. This state of the art monograph that includes study through popular overseas participants should be of curiosity to teachers learning sociolinguistics, and language and globalization.