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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.


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.


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.


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.


Motor Speech Disorders: A Cross-Language Perspective (Communication Disorders Across Languages)

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This book investigates cross-language aspects of motor speech disorders, including their assessment and treatment as well as the underlying neurophysiological and neuropsychological disruptions that bring about disorders of speech motor control.


Migrant Communication Enterprises: Regimentation and Resistance (Language, Mobility and Institutions)
Maria Sabatéi Dalmau

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This critical sociolinguistic ethnography explores "locutorios" (ethnic call shops) in Barcelona, where migrant populations mobilise to challenge the global private telecommunications sector as well as present-day governments. These migrant-owned businesses act as a window into their multimodal and hybrid communicative practices, and into their own linguistic hierarchies and non-mainstream sociolinguistic orders.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


Bilingual Education: An Introductory Reader (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)
Ofelia Garcia, Baker Colin

Multilingual Matters, 2007

The book contains a comprehensive selection of outstanding and influential articles on bilingual education in the USA and the rest of the world. It is designed for instructors and students, with questions and activities based on each of the 19 readings for students to engage in active learning.


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 ...


Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (Multilingual Mattersn(Series).)
Michael Byram

Multilingual Matters, 1998

Foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours. This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and methods, and how the ability to communicate across cultural differences can be assessed.


The Making of Monolingual Japan: Language Ideology and Japanese Modernity (Multilingual Matters)
Patrick Heinrich

Multilingual Matters, 2012

Japan is regarded as a model case of successful language modernization. It is also often erroneously believed to be linguistically homogenous. This book explores the debates relating to language modernization from a language ideology perspective, and in doing so reveals the mechanisms by which language ideology undermines linguistic diversity.


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 ...


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.


A Scholar's Guide to Getting Published in English: Critical Choices and Practical Strategies (0)
Mary Jane Curry, Theresa Lillis

Multilingual Matters, 2013

In many locations round the globe, scholars are coming under increasing pressure to publish in English in addition to their other languages. However research has shown that proficiency in English is not always the key to success in English-medium publishing. So rather than focus on the linguistic and rhetorical strategies involved in writing for publication, this guide aims to help scholars explore the larger social practices, politics, networks ...


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 ...


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 Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy and the US Labor Market (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)

Multilingual Matters, 2014

Using novel methodological approaches and new data, The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering past research that shows no such benefits exist.



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