WP152 Superdiversity and sociolinguistics

Rampton, Blommaert, Arnaut & Spotti


This paper is the introduction to a book that brings together some of the work developed in a network of sociolinguistic research groups that have collaborated for several years with ?language and superdiversity? as a broad thematic heading.? It sketches (1) what we mean by ?superdiversity?and why we see it as a useful cover term; (2) key features of our approach and our collaboration; and (3) areas adjacent to superdiversity where further work seems especially important (securitisation and surveillance).