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Growing up with Three Languages: Birth to Eleven (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Xiao-lei Wang

Multilingual Matters, 2008

This book is for parents who live in a foreign country and intend to raise their children in their own heritage language(s). It offers helpful suggestions for this challenging situation and provides useful strategies in the daily interactions between parents and children.


Identity and Language Learning: Extending the Conversation
Bonny Norton

Multilingual Matters, 2013

This second edition of Norton?s classic text on language learning and identity will bring her ground-breaking ideas to a new generation of students, teachers and researchers. Featuring a comprehensive Introduction and an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this new edition integrates research, theory and classroom practice. The implications for teaching and teacher education are profound.


A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Colin Baker

Multilingual Matters, 2014

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. This revised edition includes more information on bilingualism in the digital age, and incorporates the latest research in areas such as neonatal language experience, multilingualism and language mixing.


Language, Power and Pedagogy: Bilingual Children in the Crossfire (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)
Jim Cummins

Multilingual Matters, 2000

As linguistic diversity increases in countries around the world, policy-makers and educators are faced with complex and conflictual issues regarding appropriate ways of educating a multilingual school population. This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect ...


Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Colin Baker

Multilingual Matters, 2011

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.


Sociolinguistics and Language Education (New Perspectives on Language and Education)

Multilingual Matters, 2010

This book provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, including topics of nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, ideologies and power, across language education contexts ranging from the teaching of English as an international language to Indigenous language revitalization.


Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Andreas Braun, Tony Cline

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This book aims to enable parents in trilingual families to consider possible language strategies on the basis of analysing their individual circumstances. It includes a tool for diagnostic self-analysis that will help each reader to identify their situation and learn how parents in similar situations have approached the task of supporting their children's use of languages. Based on a unique survey of parents in trilingual families in two ...


Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood
Paddy Ladd

Multilingual Matters, 2003

This text presents a "Traveller's Guide" to deaf culture, starting from the premise that deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the ...


Interpretation: Techniques and Exercises (Professional Interpreting in the Real World)
James Nolan

Multilingual Matters, 2012

Now in its second edition, this book provides a structured syllabus and an overview of interpretation accompanied by exercises in the main aspects of the art. It can serve as a practical guide for interpreters and as a complement to interpreter training programs, in the classroom and online, particularly for students preparing for interpreting in international governmental and business settings. This expanded second edition includes additional ...


Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education: An Introduction through Narratives (MM Textbooks)
Merrill Swain, Penny Kinnear, ...

Multilingual Matters, 2010

In this accessible introduction to Vygotskyian sociocultural theory, narratives illuminate key concepts of the theory. Intended for graduate and undergraduate audiences, this textbook includes controversies in the field, questions for collaborative discussion and provides references to important work in the literature of second language teaching, learning and research.


An Introduction to Bilingual Development (MM Textbooks)
Annick De Houwer

Multilingual Matters, 2009

Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This introductory textbook shows how children learn to understand and speak those languages against the backdrop of their language learning environments. A narrative around the bilingual development of four young children with different language profiles helps to explain the latest research findings in a lively and accessible manner.


The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)

Multilingual Matters, 2014

The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America examines the development of intercultural bilingual education throughout Latin America, focusing on practices that preserve the cultural and linguistic diversity of Indigenous peoples. The contributors trace the trajectory of political and policy issues related to the implementation of intercultural bilingual education.


Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen (Encounters)
Sabrina Billings

Multilingual Matters, 2013

Through micro-analysis of language use, this book chronicles young women's pathways to becoming a Tanzanian beauty queen, offering an original perspective on the intersection of language with globalization, nationalism, and inequality in urban East Africa. This compelling linguistic ethnography considers the real-life effects, both on- and off- stage, of language policy, education, and gender dynamics for the women competing in the pageants. ...


The Global-Local Interface and Hybridity: Exploring Language and Identity

Multilingual Matters, 2013

The chapters in this volume seek to bring hybrid language practices to the center of discussions about English as a global language. They demonstrate how local linguistic resources and practices are involved in the refashioning of identities in a variety of cross-cultural and geographical contexts, and illustrate hybridity as an enactment of resistance and creativity. Drawing on a variety of disciplines and ideological perspectives, the authors ...


Multiple Perspectives on the Self in SLA (Second Language Acquisition)

Multilingual Matters, 2014

Instead of viewing different perspectives on the self as competing with each other and considering one perspective on the self as being inherently 'better' than another, this book takes the view that a fuller, more comprehensive picture of the self in SLA can be gained by examining and combining insights from different perspectives. This original collection of papers thus attempts to provide a thorough overview of the ways in which the self can ...


Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition (MM Textbooks)
Vivian Cook, David Singleton

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research.


Thinking and Speaking in Two Languages (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)

Multilingual Matters, 2011

Until recently, the history of debates about language and thought has been a history of thinking of language in the singular. The purpose of this volume is to reverse this trend and to begin unlocking the mysteries surrounding thinking and speaking in bi- and multilingual speakers.


Guía para padres y maestros de niños bilingües (Parents' and Teachers' Guides) (Spanish Edition)
Alma Flor Ada, Colin Baker

Multilingual Matters, 2001

This is a practial introduction to bilingualism answering the questions most frequently asked by parents and teachers on raising and educating bilingual children. Both authors draw on their academic expertise and ample field experience to provide straightforward answers, which contemplate multiple types of bilingual families and diverse societal conditions.


Ethnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity (Critical Language and ...
Jan Blommaert

Multilingual Matters, 2013

Superdiversity has rendered familiar places, groups and practices extraordinarily complex, and the traditional tools of analysis need rethinking. In this book, Jan Blommaert investigates his own neighbourhood in Antwerp, Belgium, from a complexity perspective. Using an innovative approach to linguistic landscaping, he demonstrates how multilingual signs can be read as chronicles documenting the complex histories of a place. The book can be read ...


Foundations of Bilingual Education And Bilingualism
Colin Baker

Multilingual Matters, 2006

The fourth edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written as an introductory text from a cross-disciplinary perspective, 19 chapters cover individual and societal issues in minority and majority languages.



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