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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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Advocating for English Learners: Selected Essays (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)
James Crawford

Multilingual Matters, 2008

A collection of 18 essays addressing the policy and politics of educating English language learners. Subjects include demographic change and its educational implications, American responses to language diversity, public controversies over bilingual education, high-stakes testing and its impact on English language learners, and the precarious status of language rights in the USA.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making (New Perspectives on Language and Education)
Elizabeth R. Miller

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This work explores how immigrant small business owners co-construct their theories of agency, in relation to language learning and use. It is the first to explore the constitution of language learner agency by drawing on performativity theory, an approach that remains on the periphery of second language research. In doing so, it builds on the work of Vygotsky and Bakhtin along with research on 'agency of spaces' and language ideologies.
  
  











  



  
Young Children as Intercultural Mediators: Mandarin-speaking Chinese Families in Britain (Languages for ...
Zhiyan Guo

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This interaction-based ethnographic study presents a detailed depiction of family life in immigrant Chinese communities. Utilising a strongly contextualised and evidence-based narrative approach to exploring the nature of child cultural mediation, the author provides an insightful analysis of intercultural relationships between children and parents. The family home setting offers the reader a glimpse of a personal territory that researchers ...
  
  











  



  
Language Rights and the Law in the United States: Finding our Voices (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)
Sandra Del Valle

Multilingual Matters, 2003

This book is provides a comprehensive review of the legal status of minority languages in the U.S. It also provides the historical and political context for the legal manoeuvring that culminated in landmark civil rights victories. All of the major cases in the U.S. concerning language rights are discussed in detail and in an easily accessible manner to the non-legal audience. The topics range from the English-only movement to consumer law, ...
  
  











  



  
Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project (New Writing Viewpoints)

Multilingual Matters, 2005

Power and Identity In the Creative Writing Classroom remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. This collection critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres and builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity. A long-needed reflection, this book shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Teaching Languages Online (MM Textbooks)
Carla Meskill, Natasha Anthony

Multilingual Matters, 2010

Teaching Languages Online is for new and experienced educators of world languages. The text introduces aspects and considerations involved in teaching fully online and blended courses. Mechanics and challenges are presented using illustrations of actual online teaching practices, practices that are continually linked to contemporary foundations of language pedagogy.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in Second Language Learning, Testing and Teaching (Second Language ...
Rod Ellis, Shawn Loewen, ...

Multilingual Matters, 2009

Implicit/ explicit knowledge constitutes a key distinction in the study of second language acquisition. This book reports a project that investigated ways of measuring implicit/explicit L2 knowledge, the relationship between the two types of knowledge and language proficiency, and the effect that different types of form-focused instruction had on their acquisition.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Understanding Language Use in the Classroom: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators
Susan J. Behrens

Multilingual Matters, 2014

Language Use in the Classroom allows those involved in college-level education, across disciplines, to make better use of research from the field of linguistics. It is clear that a proper understanding of how to use academic English is crucial for success in college, and this book will aid all educators in helping their students learn and achieve.
  
  











  



  
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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