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Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change by Jannis Androutsopoulos

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Multilingualism, multimodality and media engagement in classroom talk and action96

1 Introduction

Significant linguistic, cultural, societal and demographic changes have taken place in the last two decades as a result of globalization, transnational population movements and the spread of new technologies. They have urged researchers to interrogate how these changes have re-shaped communicative practices in different kinds of sociolinguistic spaces, in different semiotic modes, media and genres. In this book chapter, I examine the intersection of multilingualism, multimodality and media engagement in classroom talk and action in a Turkish complementary school in North London. Complementary schools, which are also known as community ...

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