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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.


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.


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 ...


Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Topics in Translation)
Colin Baker

Multilingual Matters Limited, 1996

Provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written from a cross-disciplinary perspective, the book covers individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages.


Ethnographic Fieldwork: A Beginner's Guide
Jan Blommaert, Jie Dong

Multilingual Matters, 2010

This book describes ethnographic fieldwork as the gradual accumulation of knowledge about something you don't know much about to begin with, facilitated by theoretical and methodological instruments. The book provides an easy to read introduction to quite complex ideas about knowledge and the practices in which we gather it.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Spanish Speakers in the USA (MM Textbooks)
Janet Fuller

Multilingual Matters, 2013

This text presents an interdisciplinary perspective on Spanish speakers in the US, looking at how language and culture are intertwined. It explores attitudes about Spanish and its speakers; how Spanish and English are used in a variety of US contexts; how Spanish has changed through its contact with English and the education of Latin@s in the U.S. school system.


Tourism And Transport: Modes, Networks and Flows (Aspects of Tourism Texts)
David Timothy Duval

Multilingual Matters, 2007

This book investigates the complex relationship between transport provision and tourism. While focusing on the various modes and types of transport available, it also discusses the form and extent of transport networks that tie destinations together and the regulatory environments that dictate transport flows on an international scale. The environmental implications for transport, including climate change and emissions, are also featured.


At War With Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety
James Crawford

Multilingual Matters, 2000

Bilingualism is a reality that many Americans still find difficult to accept; hence the prominence of English-only activism in U.S. politics. This collection of essays analyzes the sources of the anti-bilingual movement, its changing directions, and its impact on education policy. The book also explores efforts to resist the English-only trend, including projects to revitalize Native American languages.


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.


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 ...


Ebonics (New Perspectives on Language and Education)
David Ramirez

Multilingual Matters, 2005

This collection of papers, comments, and documents traces the distant and recent history of the Ebonics debate in the USA. The book examines how, despite increasing access to public education over the past century, schools continue to impose language standards and expectations on children that methodically privileges some, while disadvantaging others.


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 ...


Language Minority Student in the Mainstream Classroom (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 33)
Angela Carrasquillo, Vivian Rodriguez

Multilingual Matters, 2002

This is the second edition of an easily readable text that provides first-hand information on culturally and linguistically diverse students as well as instructional strategies in the content areas of reading, writing, science, social studies and maths, using simple and direct language. It provides theory and practical strategies to make content of lesson relevant and understandable to students. This new edition includes updated information on ...


Spanish as an International Language: Implications for Teachers and Learners (New Perspectives on Language ...
Deborah Arteaga, Lucía Llorente

Multilingual Matters, 2009

Spanish is spoken in many countries around the world, and like all languages, different forms of Spanish express different levels of formality. Taking these variations in Spanish into account, this books describes the most important linguistic features of the language. The book is an ideal resource for teachers and students of Spanish, and no prior linguistic knowledge is assumed.


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.


Family Language Learning: Learn Another Language, Raise Bilingual Children (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Christine Jernigan

Multilingual Matters, 2015

Family Language Learning is a practical guide designed to support, advise and encourage any parents who are hoping to raise their children bilingually. It is unique in that it focuses on parents who are not native speakers of a foreign language. It gives parents the tools they need to cultivate and nurture their own language skills while giving their children an opportunity to learn another language. The book combines cutting-edge research on ...



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