Beyond Boundaries: Language and Identity in Contemporary Europe
Edited by: Paul Gubbins, Mike Holt
Language and identity are closely interwoven: this collection of essays examines their relationship in a multicultural Europe and beyond and explores various ways in which language is used to forge class, regional and national identity. The question of multiple identity and the role of English are also considered.
Paul Gubbins, a former journalist, teaches German at the University of Salford. His research interests include language planning and policy and the international language Esperanto.
Mike Holt is a lecturer in Arabic at the University of Salford. He has published work on Arabic linguistics and language and geopolitics.