Publication details [#66057]

Pennycook, Alastair and Emi Otsuji. 2019. Mundane metrolingualism. The International Journal of Multilingualism 16 (2) : 175–186.
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Using data from a Bangladeshi-run mixed-goods store in Tokyo – a site of variety in terms of customers, products and interactions –, this article asserts that in order to grasp translinguistic ordinariness, or what is termed mundane metrolingualism, it must examine both the ideas of ordinariness and of diversity in more detail.