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Prof. John Edwards

Prof. John Edwards

Honorary Professor

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. (Honours Psychology), University of Western Ontario (1969)
  • M.A. (Psychology), McGill University (1970)
  • Ph.D. (Psychology), McGill University (1974)

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Senior Research Professor (St Francis Xavier University)
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Studies (Dalhousie University)
  • Visiting Professor, Minzu University of China (Beijing)


  • Chartered Psychologist (C. Psychol) in the U.K. (as of 1988)
  • Chartered Scientist (C.Sci) in the U.K. (as of 2007)
    (status awarded by the BPS and The Science Council)
Professional Experience
  • Conducted provincial survey of attitudes for the Commission of Enquiry on the Position of the French Language and on Language Rights (Commission Gendron) (1971)
  • Project Evaluator, Title VII (ESEA) French-English bilingual education project, Vermont (1972-1973)
  • Research Fellow (tenured), Educational Research Centre, St Patrick’s College, Dublin (1974-1977)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, St Francis Xavier University (1977-1980)
  • Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Psychology, St Francis Xavier University (1980-1988)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Bristol (1983-1984)
  • Chairman, Department of Psychology, St Francis Xavier University (1985-1988)
  • Professor, Department of Psychology, St Francis Xavier University (1988-)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin (1990-1991)

Research Output

  1. Edwards, J. (2014). The Irish Language: An Annotated Bibliography of Sociolinguistic Publications, 1772-1982. London & New York: Routledge. [ = volume 46 in Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics]

  2. Edwards, J. (2013). Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  3. Edwards J. (2012). Multilingualism: Understanding Linguistic Diversity. London and New York: Continuum.

  4. Edwards, J. (2011). Challenges in the Social Life of Language. London: Palgrave Macmillan

  5. Edwards, J. (2010). Language Diversity in the Classroom. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

  6. Edwards, J. (2010). Minority Languages and Group Identity: Cases and Categories. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [paperback edition, 2011]

  7. Edwards J. (2009). Un mundo de lenguas. Barcelona: Editorial Aresta.

  8. Edwards, J. (2009). Language and Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  9. Edwards, J. (2008). Un món de llengües. Barcelona: Editorial Aresta.

  10. Edwards, J. & Martin, J. (eds.) (2004). Interpreting Tragedy: The Language of 11 September 2001. London & Thousand Oaks California: Sage [special issue of Discourse & Society, 15:2/3].

  11. Edwards, J. (ed.) (1998). Language in Canada. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [paperback edition, 2010]

  12. Edwards, J. (1994). Language, Society and Identity [Chinese edition]. Taipei: Laureate.

  13. Edwards, J. (1994). Multilingualism. London: Routledge [and London: Penguin, 1995 – paperback edition].

  14. Edwards, J. (1989). Language and Disadvantage [2nd, revised edition]. London: Cole & Whurr.

  15. Edwards, J. (1985). Language, Society and Identity. Oxford: Basil Blackwell [reprinted 1988, 1989].

  16. Edwards, J. (ed.) (1984). Linguistic Minorities, Policies and Pluralism. London & New York: Academic Press.

  17. Edwards, J. (1983). The Irish Language: An Annotated Bibliography of Sociolinguistic Publications, 1772-1982. New York: Garland.

  18. Giles, H. & Edwards, J. (eds.) (1983). Language Attitudes in Multilingual Settings. Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters [special issue of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 4:2/3].

  19. Edwards, J. (ed.) (1981). The Social Psychology of Reading. Silver Spring, Maryland: Institute of Modern Languages.

  20. Edwards, J. (1979). Language and Disadvantage. London: Edward Arnold / New York: Elsevier-North Holland.

  21. Macnamara, J. & Edwards, J. (1973). Attitudes to Learning French in the English-Speaking Schools of Quebec. Québec: Québec Official Publisher.

  1. Choosing a Mother Tongue: The Politics of Language and Identity in Ukraine
    Corinne Seals
    Published 2019 (listed as 2020) (Multilingual Matters 169)

  2. English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes
    Annette Bradford and Howard Brown (editors)
    Published 2017 (listed as 2018) (Multilingual Matters 168)

  3. Soft Power and the Worldwide Promotion of Chinese Language Learning: The Confucius Institute Project
    Jeffrey Gil (editor)
    Published 2017 (Multilingual Matters 167)

  4. Language, Identity and Education on the Arabian Peninsula: Bilingual Policies in a Multilingual Context
    Louisa Buckingham (editor)
    Published 2017 (Multilingual Matters 166)

  5. Prescription and Tradition in Language: Establishing Standards across Time and Space
    Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade and Carol Percy (editors)
    Published 2017 (Multilingual Matters 165)

  6. The Status of English in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Louisa Buckingham (editor)
    Published 2016 (Multilingual Matters 164)

  7. Names and Naming: People, Places, Perceptions and Power
    Guy Puzey and Laura Kostanski (editors)
    Published 2016 (Multilingual Matters 163)

  8. Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language: An Australian Perspective
    Guanglun Michael Mu
    Published 2016 (Multilingual Matters 162)

  9. Language Ideology, Policy and Planning in Peru
    Serafín M. Coronel-Molina
    Published 2015 (Multilingual Matters 161)

  10. Linking Discourse Studies to Professional Practice
    Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste (editor)
    Published 2015 (Multilingual Matters 160)

  11. Urban Diversities and Language Policies in Medium-Sized Linguistic Communities
    Emili Boix-Fuster (editor)
    Published 2015 (Multilingual Matters 159)

  12. Language Policy in Higher Education: The Case of Medium-Sized Languages
    F. Xavier Vila and Vanessa Bretxa (editors)
    Published 2014 (listed as 2015) (Multilingual Matters 158)

  13. Language Policies in Finland and Sweden: Interdisciplinary and Multi-sited Comparisons
    Mia Halonen, Pasi Ihalainen and Taina Saarinen (editors)
    Published 2014 (listed as 2015) (Multilingual Matters 157)

  14. Challenging the Monolingual Mindset
    John Hajek and Yvette Slaughter (editors)
    Published 2014 (listed as 2015) (Multilingual Matters 156)

  15. Rethinking Language and Culture in Japanese Education: Beyond the Standard
    Shinji Sato and Neriko Musha Doerr (editors)
    Published 2014 (Multilingual Matters 155)

  16. Language Conflict in Algeria: From Colonialism to Post-independence
    Mohamed Benrabah
    Published 2013 (Multilingual Matters 154)

  17. Language-in-education Policies: The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Relations
    Anthony J. Liddicoat
    Published 2013 (Multilingual Matters 153)

  18. Social Media and Minority Languages: Convergence and the Creative Industries
    Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones and Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed (editors)
    Published 2013 (Multilingual Matters 152)

  19. Native-Speakerism in Japan: Intergroup Dynamics in Foreign Language Education
    Stephanie Ann Houghton and Damian Rivers (editors)
    Published 2013 (Multilingual Matters 151)

  20. Survival and Development of Language Communities: Prospects and Challenges
    F. Xavier Vila (editor)
    Published 2012 (listed as 2013) (Multilingual Matters 150)

  21. English-Medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges
    Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster and Juan Manuel Sierra
    Published 2012 (listed as 2013) (Multilingual Matters 149)

  22. The Languages of Nation: Attitudes and Norms
    Carol Percy and Mary Catherine Davidson (eds.)
    Published 2012 (Multilingual Matters 148)

  23. European Multilingualism: Current Perspectives and Challenges
    Rosita Rindler Schjerve and Eva Vetter
    Published 2012 (Multilingual Matters 147)

  24. The Making of Monolingual Japan: Language Ideology and Japanese Modernity
    Patrick Heinrich
    Published 2012 (Multilingual Matters 146)

  25. Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy: Global Perspectives
    Catrin Norrby and John Hajek (eds.)
    Published 2011 (Multilingual Matters 145)
    [series number missing from this book]

  26. The Language Difference: Language and Development in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region
    Paulin Djité
    Published 2011 (Multilingual Matters 144)

  27. Contesting Europe’s Eastern Rim: Cultural Identities in Public Discourse
    Ljiljana Šarić, Andreas Musolff, Stefan Manz and Ingrid Hudabiunigg (eds.)
    Published 2010 (Multilingual Matters 143)

  28. Multilingual Urban Scandinavia: New Linguistic Practices
    Pia Quist and Bente Svendsen (eds.)
    Published 2010 (Multilingual Matters 142)

  29. Language and Poverty
    Wayne Harbert (ed.) with help from Sally McConnell-Ginet, Amanda Miller and John Whitman
    Published 2008 (dated 2009) (Multilingual Matters 141)

  30. Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages
    Judith Rosenhouse and Rotem Kowner (eds.)
    Published 2008 (Multilingual Matters 140)

  31. The Sociolinguistics of Development in Africa
    Paulin Djité
    Published 2008 (Multilingual Matters 139)

  32. Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies
    Mike Cormack and Niamh Hourigan (eds.)
    Published 2007 (Multilingual Matters 138)

  33. The Defence of French: A Language in Crisis?
    Robin Adamson
    Published 2007 (Multilingual Matters 137)

  34. Linguistic Landscapes: A Comparative Study of Urban Multilingualism in Tokyo
    Peter Backhaus
    Published 2007 (Multilingual Matters 136)

  35. Multilingualism in European Bilingual Contexts: Language Use and Attitudes
    David Lasagabaster and Ángel Huguet (eds.)
    Published 2007 (Multilingual Matters 135)

  36. Language Diversity in the Pacific: Endangerment and Survival
    Denis Cunningham, David Ingram and Kenneth Sumbuk (eds.)
    Published 2006 (Multilingual Matters 134)

  37. Directions in Applied Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Kaplan
    Paul Bruthiaux, Dwight Atkinson, William Eggington, William Grabe and Vaidehi Ramanathan (eds.)
    Published 2005 (Multilingual Matters 133)

  38. Language Decline and Death in Africa: Causes, Consequences and Challenges
    Herman M. Batibo
    Published 2005 (Multilingual Matters 132)

  39. Cultural and Linguistic Policy Abroad: The Italian Experience
    Mariella Totaro-Genevois
    Published 2005 (Multilingual Matters 131)

  40. Urban Multilingualism in Europe
    Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur (eds.)
    Published 2004 (Multilingual Matters 130)

  41. Maintaining a Minority Language: A Case Study of Hispanic Teenagers
    John Gibbons and Elizabeth Ramirez
    Published 2004 (Multilingual Matters 129)

  42. Language in Jewish Society: Towards a New Understanding
    John Myhill
    Published 2004 (Multilingual Matters 128)

  43. Politeness in Europe
    Leo Hickey and Miranda Stewart (eds.)
    Published 2005 (Multilingual Matters 127)

  44. English in Africa After the Cold War
    Alamin Mazrui
    Published 2004 (Multilingual Matters 126)

  45. When East Looks West: Success in English in Goa and on the Konkan Coast
    Dennis Kurzon
    Published 2003 [dated 2004] (Multilingual Matters 125)

  46. Ideology and Image: Britain and Language
    Dennis Ager
    Published 2003 (Multilingual Matters 124)

  47. Bilingualism: Beyond Basic Principles (Festschrift in Honour of Hugo Baetens Beardsmore)
    Jean-Marc Dewaele, Alex Housen and Li Wei (eds.)
    Published 2003 (Multilingual Matters 123)

  48. Beyond Boundaries: Language and Identity in Contemporary Europe
    Paul Gubbins and Mike Holt (eds.)
    Published 2002 (Multilingual Matters 122)

  49. A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism
    Philip Herdina and Ulrike Jessner
    Published 2002 (Multilingual Matters 121)

  50. Multilingualism in Spain
    M. Teresa Turell (ed.)
    Published 2001 (Multilingual Matters 120) [not 115, as on cover]

  51. Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy
    Dennis Ager
    Published 2001 (Multilingual Matters 119)

  52. The Other Languages of Europe
    Guus Extra and Durk Gorter (eds.)
    Published 2001 (Multilingual Matters 118)

  53. Language and Society in a Changing Italy
    Arturo Tosi
    Published 2001 (Multilingual Matters 117)

  54. Can Threatened Languages Be Saved?
    Joshua Fishman (ed.)
    Published 2001 (Multilingual Matters 116)

  55. Language Planning in Nepal, Taiwan and Sweden
    Richard Baldauf and Robert Kaplan (eds.)
    Published 2000 (Multilingual Matters 115)

  56. Community and Communication: The Role of Language in Nation State Building and European Integration
    Sue Wright

    Published 2000 (Multilingual Matters 114)

  57. Language Planning in Malawi, Mozambique and the Philippines
    Robert Kaplan and Richard Baldauf (eds.)
    Published 1999 (Multilingual Matters 113)

  58. Identity, Insecurity and Image: France and Language
    Dennis Ager
    Published 1999 (Multilingual Matters 112)

  59. Language, Ethnicity and Education
    Peter Broeder and Guus Extra
    Published 1999 (Multilingual Matters 111)

  60. Beyond Bilingualism: Multilingualism and Multilingual Education
    Jasone Cenoz and Fred Genesee (eds.)
    Published 1998 (Multilingual Matters 110)

  61. Linguistic Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe
    Christina Bratt Paulston and Donald Peckham (eds.)
    Published 1998 (Multilingual Matters 109)

  62. Language Planning: From Practice to Theory
    Robert B. Kaplan and Richard B. Baldauf
    Published 1997 (Multilingual Matters 108)

  63. Quebec’s Aboriginal Languages: History, Planning, Development
    Jacques Maurais (ed.)
    Published 1996 (Multilingual Matters 107)

  1. Bilingualism and multilingualism. In M. Ball (ed.), Clinical Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005 [pp. 36-48].

  2. Linguistic and cultural heterogeneity in the classroom: Canada and beyond. In R. Hoosain & F. Salili (eds.), Language in Multicultural Education. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, 2005 [pp. 13-30].

  3. Languages and language learning in the face of world English. In H. Luria, D. Seymour & T. Smoke (eds.), Language and Linguistics in Context: Readings and Applications for Teachers. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006 [pp. 197-205].

  4. Language attitudes. In K. Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 2006 [Volume 6, pp. 324-331].

  5. Educational failure. In K. Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 2006 [Volume 4, pp. 67-76].

  6. Players and power in minority-group settings. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006, 27, 4-21.

  7. Foundations of bilingualism. In T. Bhatia & W. Ritchie (eds.), The Handbook of Bilingualism. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006 (pbk edn) [pp. 7-31].

  8. Contemporary Scottish and Irish studies in language and society. Language in Society, 2006, 35, 419-427.

  9. Review of Bibliographie linguistique de l’année 1998 (Mark Janse and Sijmen Tol). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006, 27(3), 271-272.

  10. Review of Encyclopedia of Nationalism (2 volumes) (Alexander Motyl). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006, 27(3), 272-274.

  11. Review of Masquerade: Dancing Around Death in Nazi-Occupied Europe ( Tivadar Soros). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006, 27(3), 263-265.

  12. Review of Nationalism and Ethnicity Terminologies (Volume 1) (Thomas Spira). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006, 27(3), 259-260. )

  13. Canada / Kanada. In U. Ammon, N. Dittmar, K. Mattheier and P. Trudgill (eds), Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik: An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society / Ein internationales Handbuch zur Wissenschaft von Sprache und Gesellschaft – Volume 3 [2nd revised and enlarged edition, in 3 volumes: Vol. 1 published in 2004, Vol. 2 in 2005]. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2006 [pp. 2045-2052].

  14. The power of language, the language of power. In M. Pütz, J. Fishman and Neff-van Aertselaer, J. (eds.) “Along the Routes to Power”: Explorations of Empowerment Through Language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2006 [pp. 13-34]

  15. Societal multilingualism: Reality, recognition and response. In Peter Auer and Li Wei (eds.), Handbooks of Applied Linguistics: Volume 5: Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007 [pp. 447-467].

  16. Language revitalization and its discontents: An essay and review of Saving Languages: An Introduction to Language Revitalization (Grenoble & Whaley). Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2007, 10(1), 99-120.

  17. Back from the brink: The revival of endangered languages. In Marlis Hellinger and Anne Pauwels (eds.), Handbooks of Applied Linguistics: Volume 9: Handbook of Language and Communication: Diversity and Change. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007. [pp. 241-269]

  18. Review of Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages (Nils Langer and Winifred Davies). Language in Society, 2007, 36, 807.

  19. Review of The Life of Language: The Fascinating Ways Words are Born, Live, and Die (Sol Steinmetz and Barbara Ann Kipfer). Language in Society, 2007, 36, 808.

  20. Reading: attitudes, interests, practices. In B. Street and N. Hornberger (eds), Encyclopedia of Language and Education (2nd edition): Volume 2: Literacy. New York: Springer, 2008. [pp. 85-93]

  21. The ecology of language: Insight and illusion. In A. Creese, P. Martin and N. Hornberger (eds), Encyclopedia of Language and Education (2nd edition): Volume 9: Ecology of Language. New York: Springer, 2008. [pp. 15-26]

  22. Gustave Le Bon. Times Literary Supplement, 7 February 2008.

  23. English in Canada. In Michael Matto and Haruko Momma (eds), Blackwell Companion to the History of the English Language. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. [pp. 380-388]

  24. On faith or on fact? Times Higher Education, 18/25 December 2008.

  25. Review of Language in the British Isles (David Britain). Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2008, 11(3), 241-243.

  26. Multilingualism: Recognition, Rights and Realities. In Shailendra Kumar Singh (ed.), Rethinking Multilingualism: Issues and Problems. Guwahati: EBH (Eastern Book House), 2009. [pp. 9-26]

  27. Solitudes. American Scholar, 2009 (Autumn), 78(4), 5.

  28. Celebrating Tom’s century – 100 issues of English Today. English Today (December 2009), 100 (25:4), 9-17.

  29. Attitudes to language: Past, present and future. In Kirsten Malmkjær (ed.), The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopaedia (3rd edition). Oxford: Routledge, 2010. [pp. 35-40] [with Howard Giles]

  30. Shame on us. The Psychologist, 2010 (June), 23(6), 454.

  31. The treason of translation? Bilingualism, linguistic borders and identity. In Humphrey Tonkin and Maria Esposito Frank (eds.), The Translator as Mediator of Cultures. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010. [pp. 89-105]

  32. Foreword. In Martin Ball (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World. London: Routledge, 2010. [pp. xviii–xx]

  33. Non-native fluency. Times Higher Education, 11 November 2010. [p. 33]

  34. Ex Africa semper aliquid novi. Language Policy, 2010, 9(4), 383-393.

  35. Et in Arcadia ego. In John Reid and Donald Savoie (eds), Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada. Halifax: Fernwood, 2011. [pp. 78-82]

  36. Jugadores y relaciones de poder en escenarios de grupos minoritarios. In José Antonio Flores Farfán (ed.), Antología de textos par la revitalización lingüística. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas, 2011. [pp. 57-84]

  37. Sociopolitical aspects of language maintenance and loss: Towards a typology of minority language situations. In Peter Austin and Stuart McGill (eds), Endangered Languages: Critical Concepts in Linguistics [4 volumes]. London & New York: Routledge, 2012. [in Volume 3: Language Planning and Case Studies in Revitalisation, pp. 105-120]

  38. Cultures and languages in contact: Towards a typology. In Christina Bratt Paulston, Scott Kiesling & Elizabeth Rangel (eds), The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. [pp. 37-60]

  39. Review of Dying words: endangered languages and what they have to tell us (Nicholas Evans). Language in Society, 2012, 41(2), 273-274.

  40. Review of Can schools save indigenous languages? (Nancy Hornberger, editor). Language Policy, 2012, 11(2), 201-203.

  41. Language management agencies. In Bernard Spolsky (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [pp. 418-436]

  42. Language, prescriptivism, nationalism – and identity. In Carol Percy and Mary Catherine Davidson (eds.), The Languages of Nation: Attitudes and Norms. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2012. [pp. 11-36]

  43. Money – the root of research distortions. The Psychologist, 2012 (November), 25(11), 794-795.

  44. The social life of language (‘author blog post’ for Bloomsbury Linguistics), 14 November 2012.

  45. Healthy distance. Times Higher Education, 29 November, 2012, 33.

  46. Bilingualism and multilingualism: Some central concepts. In Tej Bhatia and William Ritchie (eds.), The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism (2nd edition, with expanded title). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. [pp. 5-25]

  47. A language for all the world. Language Teaching, 2013, 46, 365-381.

  48. A language for all the world. (blog for Cambridge University Press), 5 Aug 2013

  49. Challenges of the social life of language (blog for Oxford University P.), 16 Aug 2013.

  50. Handmaiden’s tale. Times Higher Education, 17 October, 2013, page 32

  51. Language and identity. In Carol Chapelle (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. [Volume 5, pp. 3001-3003]

  52. Edwards, John [biographical entry, by Hans Ladegaard]. In Carol Chapelle (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. [Volume 3, pp. 1848-1850]

  53. Language and migration: Theoretical perspectives. In Immanuel Ness (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Migration. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. [in the online edition only]

  54. Language variation in the classroom. In Thomas Holtgraves (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. [pp. 407-419]

  55. Challenges of the social life of language. In Oxford University Press (ed.), The Very Short Introductions Blog Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. [pp. 11-14].

  56. A brief analysis of multiculturalism: Ossewaarde and beyond. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 2014, 9(3), 190-200.

  57. Review of World Englishes (Tometro Hopkins, series editor): Volume 1, The British Isles (Tometro Hopkins and John McKenny, editors); Volume 2, North America (Tometro Hopkins, editor); Volume 3, Central America (Tometro Hopkins and Ken Decker, editors). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015, 36(3), 336-337.

  58. Applied linguistics writ large. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015, 36(4), 441-444. [review of the ten-volume Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, edited by Carol Chapelle, editor]

  59. Endangered languages: a survey of surveys. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015, 36(4), 444-450. [review of The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages, edited by Peter Austin and Julia Sallabank; the four-volume Endangered Languages, edited by Peter Austin and Stuart McGill; and Attitudes to Endangered Languages: Identities and Policies, edited by Julia Sallabank]

  60. Minority languages and group identity: Scottish Gaelic in the Old World and the New. In Siân Preece (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity. London & New York: Routledge, 2016. [pp. 492-503]

  61. John Edwards [academic description by Ranko Bugarski]. In Jezik i identitet (Language and Identity). Belgrade: Biblioteka XX vek, 2010. [pp. 193-196]

  62. The importance of language planning. Chinese Journal of Language Policy and Planning, 2016, 5, 18-19.

  63. Report to the English Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (as invited member of the (English) Departmental Review Panel), October 2016 [with Janet Holmes]

  64. Christina Bratt Paulston obituary. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017, 38(1).

  65. Celtic languages and sociolinguistics: A very brief overview of pertinent issues. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2017, 30(1), 13-31.

  66. Report to the English Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 26 March 2017 (together with the full report, compiled by Erich Steiner.

  67. A brolly unjust world. The Psychologist, 2017 (June), 5.

  68. Reading attitudes, interests, and practices. In B. Street and S. May (eds), Encyclopedia of Language and Education (3rd edition): Volume 4: Literacies and Language Education. New York: Springer, 2017. [pp. 73-81]

  69. Approaches to the study of endangered languages: past and present. In S. K. Singh, S. I. Hasnain and A. K. Kashyap (eds), Spheres of Indian Sociolinguistics: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Udaya Narayana Singh. New Delhi: Lakshi, 2017. [3-14]

  70. The sociology of language teaching and learning. In E. Hinkel (ed.), Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning: Volume 3. London & New York: Routledge, 2017. [3-14]

  71. Nonstandard dialect and identity. In R. Bassiouney (ed.), Identity and Dialect Performance: A Study of Communities and Dialects. London & New York: Routledge, 2018. [17-34]

  72. Howard Giles: master elucidator of language in social relationships. In Jake Harwood, Jessica Gasiorek, Herbert Pierson, Jon Nussbaum and Cindy Gallois (eds), Language, Communication, and Intergroup Relations. New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2019. [43-44]

  73. Multilingual individuals. In David Singleton and Larissa Aronin (eds), Twelve Lectures on Multilingualism. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2019. [135-161]

  74. A swift move to Ireland. The Psychologist, 2019 (February), 7.

  75. Review of The Journeys of Besieged Languages (Delyn Day, Poia Rewi and Rawinia Higgins, editors), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016; and Bilingualism and Minority Languages in Europe: Current Trends and Developments (Fraser Lauchlan and Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019, 40(3), 267-271.

  76. Minority languages and group identity: Scottish Gaelic in the Old World and the New. In Siân Preece (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity. London & New York: Routledge, 2019. [pp. 492-503]

  77. Language typology in contemporary perspective. In Jeroen Darquennes, Joseph Salmon and Wim Vandenbussche (eds.), Language Contact – An International Handbook. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2019. [pp. 549-561]

  78. Endangered languages and the role of social psychology: a review essay. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 2019, 38(5/6), 820-826.

  79. Language economics and language rights. In Cécile Vigouroux and Salikoko Mufwene (eds.), Bridging Linguistics and Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. [pp. 224-244]

  80. History, philosophy and the social psychology of language. In Ali Al-Hoorie and Peter MacIntyre (eds.), Contemporary Language Motivation Theory. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2020. [pp. 262-282]

Esteem Measures



  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) (2000)

  • Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS) (1989)

  • Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (1989)

  • Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics

  • American Association of Applied Linguistics

  • Canadian Ethnic Studies Association

  • Association for the Study of Ethnicity & Nationalism (London)

  • Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association

  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

  • International Association of Language and Social Psychology

  • Reviewer of proposals, books, papers, grants and promotion/rank/tenure candidacies for various universities, publishing firms, granting agencies and journals

  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, Institute of Modern Languages, now part of the National Textbook Company

  • Member, National Board of Directors, Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (1987-1991)

  • Member (1989-1999) and Chair (1990-1999), Canadian Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee, a panel within the Department of Multiculturalism & Citizenship – from 1994, the Department of Canadian Heritage – which assesses research-grant, fellowship, conference, ethnic-chair and visiting-lectureship applications: the ethnic studies equivalent of SSHRCC

  • Member, Board of Advisors, Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples (Multicultural History Society of Ontario), 1991

  • Member, Executive Committee, Canadian Languages Network (Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages), 1995-1996

  • Visiting Professorship, Hebrew University (Lady Davis Fellowship Trust), tenable in 1986 or 1987 (declined)

  • President’s Research Award, St Francis Xavier University, May 1995

  • Senior Fellowship, Department of Canadian Heritage, 1997 (see also grants section of this webpage)

  • Consulting Editor, Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (eds, Colin Baker and Sylvia Prys Jones), Multilingual Matters, 1998

  • Member, Pierre Chauveau Medal Committee, Royal Society of Canada (2001-2005)

  • Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series, University of Alberta, Edmonton, February 2004

  • University Research Award, St Francis Xavier University, May 2008

  • Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism International Association of Language and Social Psychology, June 2012 (presented at the 13th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert)

This biennial award recognises the pioneer work and outstanding contribution of Robert C. Gardner, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. Robert Gardner’s work on the social psychology of second-language acquisition and communication has been seminal in establishing the field of language and social psychology.

The award is intended for IALSP members who have a record of sustained, outstanding and currently active research on topics related to second/foreign language acquisition, or on related issues such as ethnic relations, intergroup communication and acculturation, ethnic stereotypes and bilingualism.Awardees are invited to participate in an Awards Plenary Session at the following International Conference on Language and Social Psychology.

Awardees are also given a small monetary prize to offset the price of attending the conference and the conference fee is waived for the following ICLASP conference.

  • Member, Royal Society of Canada (Atlantic Region) Steering Committee (from September 2013) Multilingual Matters, 1998

  • Associate Editor (1991-1993), Editor (1993-2018), and Review Editor (2019 - ) of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

  • Editor of the Multilingual Matters book series (1995-2016)

  • Co-Editor (with Leigh Oakes) (2016 - )

  • Review Editor of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology (1982-1993)

  • Language, Culture and Curriculum (from volume 1, 1988)

  • Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (from volume 1, 1990)

  • Journal of Intercultural Studies (from volume 6, 1985)

  • Journal of Language and Social Psychology (from volume 1, 1982)

  • Current Issues in Language and Society (from volume 2, 1995)

  • Canadian Ethnic Studies (from volume 28, 1996)

  • International Journal of Bilingualism (from volume 1, 1997)

  • Language Problems and Language Planning (from volume 21, 1997)

  • International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (from volume 1, 1998)

  • Current Issues in Language Planning (from volume 1, 2000)

  • Jurnal Bahasa Jendela Alam (from mid-2002) (Journal of the Malaysian Modern Languages Association)

  • International Journal of Multilingualism (from volume 1, 2004)

  • Journal of Iranian Psychologists (from December 2008) (on the invitation of Mahin Tavakoli) (ref to Susan Rahim Zadeh

  • Language and Communication (from 2011, Volume 31:1)

  • Journal of Taiwanese Vernacular (Tâi-gi Gián-kiù) Advisory Board Member (from volume 6 [2], September 2014)

  • Parallèles (Université de Genève) (from 2014) (Advisory Committee Member)

  • Chinese Journal of Language Policy and Planning [English title] (Editorial Board [International] Member, from volume 1, 2015)

  • Routledge Studies in Language and Identity [book series] (from March 2017) Series Editor: Reem Bassiouney

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