The Routledge Handbook of Plurilingual Language Education is out now. It includes a co-written chapter by me and Dr. Suresh Canagarajah “Cosmopolitanism and Plurilingual Traditions: Learning from South Asian and Southern African Practices of Intercultural Communication“. It seems to be available to read on Google books for now, which is cool.
In the chapter we trace examples of plurilingualism in South Asia (puthis) and Southern Africa (schooling in townships) in terms of cosmoplitanism. We argue that monolingual dispositions are inaccurate ways to frame language practices in most places and times in the world and so there is more to be learned from language practices contextualized in a non-natioanlist idea of community.