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Language Decline And Death In Africa (Multilingual Matters)
Herman M. Batibo

Multilingual Matters, 2005

The aim of this book is to inform both scholars and the public about the nature and extent of the problem of language decline and death in Africa. It resourcefully traces the main causes and circumstances of language endangerment, the processes and extent of language shift and death, and the consequences of language loss to the continent's rich linguistic and cultural heritage. The book outlines some of the challenges that have emerged out of ...


Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)

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 ...


Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy through School Age (Child Language and Child Development)

Multilingual Matters, 2006

This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.


Telephone Interpreting: A Comprehensive Guide to the Profession (Professional Interpreting in the Real World)
Nataly Kelly

Multilingual Matters Limited, 2007

While it may be a new concept for many readers, telephone interpreting has been successfully used to enable speakers of different languages to communicate for more than three decades. With time, the field has evolved to ensure that high levels of quality can be obtained, both in terms of connectivity and quality of interpretation. However, in spite of its 30-year history and widespread use ...


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.


English in Post-Revolutionary Iran: From Indigenization to Internationalization (New Perspectives on Language ...
Maryam Borjian

Multilingual Matters, 2013

This book unravels the story of English, the language of "the enemies", in post-revolutionary Iran. Situating English within the nation's broader social, political, economic and historical contexts, the book explores the politics, causes, and agents of the two diverging trends of indigenization/localization and internationalization/Anglo-Americanization in English education in Iran over the past three decades.


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 ...


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.


Language and Mobility: Unexpected Places (Critical Language and Literacy Studies)
Alastair Pennycook

Multilingual Matters, 2012

This book looks at language in unexpected places. Through a series of personal and narrative accounts, it explores aspects of travel, mobility and locality to ask how languages, cultures and people turn up in unexpected places. What renders the unexpected so and how might we challenge our lines of expectation?


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 ...


Translating Law (Topics in Translation)
Deborah Cao

Multilingual Matters, 2007

The translation of law has played an integral part in the interaction among nations in history and is playing a greater role in our increasingly interconnected world today. The book investigates legal translation in its many facets as an intellectual pursuit and a profession. It examines legal translation from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering theoretical and practical grounds and linguistic as well as legal issues. It analyses legal ...


Film-induced Tourism (Aspects of Tourism)
Sue Beeton

Multilingual Matters, 2005

Film-induced tourism has the potential to revitalise flagging regional/rural communities and increase tourism to urban centres, however it carries with it its own unique problems. This publication explores such elements, delving into the disciplines of sociology and psychology, along with the fields of destination marketing, community development and strategic planning.


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.


The Coming Industry of Teletranslation: Overcoming Barriers through Telecommunication (Topics in Translation)
Minako O'Hagan

Multilingual Matters, 1998

This text is about teletransition - a term used to refer to telecommunications-based language services. It examines the need for telecommunication-based language services in response to the emerging communications environment and describes how teletranslation services can be developed.


Acquisition Of Irish (Multilingual Matters)

Multilingual Matters, 1992

This book considers the growth of the Irish language in Belfast today. The reader is invited to take a close look at a unique vibrant speech community in Belfast. During the 1960's, its members took an important step, when they determined to create an environment wherein they could raise their children as Irish speakers. The success of the initiative is most clearly evidenced by the steady diffusion of bilingualism throughout surrounding ...


Portraits Of The L2 User (Second Language Acquisition)

Multilingual Matters, 2002

Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics about L2 users. It thus provides an innovative overview of current second language acquisition theories, results and methods, seen from a common perspective.


The Age Factor in Second Language Acquisition: A Critical Look at the Critical Period Hypothesis ...
David Singleton

Multilingual Matters, 1995

Assembles a variety of perspectives on the age factor in second language acquistion through all of which runs the common thread of certain scepticism with regard to absolutist version of the idea that there is a particular maturational stage beyond which language learning is no longer possible.


Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City (Bilingual ...
Ofelia García

Multilingual Matters, 2012

This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing a rich variety of case studies, this volume demonstrates how these groups' efforts go beyond what has been called 'heritage language education' to focus on the construction of bilingual American diasporic communities.


Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese: An Auto-Ethnographic Account (Second Language Acquisition)
Andrea Simon-Maeda

Multilingual Matters, 2011

In this postmodernist addition to diary studies in SLA and applied linguistics, an autoethnographic approach is used to highlight the mutually constitutive relationship of language acquisition, sociocultural contexts, and L2 identities. The personalized account of the author?s Japanese as a second language development is skilfully interwoven with ethnographic details and introspective commentary.



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