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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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Latino Immigrant Youth and Interrupted Schooling: Dropouts, Dreamers and Alternative Pathways to College ...
Marguerite Lukes

Multilingual Matters, 2015

This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with original interviews, this book provides an engaging and nuanced look at a population that is both ubiquitous and invisible, challenging existing assumptions about those categorized as ?dropouts? and closely examining the historical ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Indigenous Community-Based Education

Multilingual Matters, 1999

This edited collection provides examples of indigenous community-based initiatives from around the world. Examples include programmes among Maori in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Sámi in Norway, Aboriginal People in Australia, Innu in Canada, and Native Americans in the mainland US, Hawai'i, Canada and South America. Contributors include indigenous educational practitioners, and indigenous and non-indigenous academics long associated with the study of ...
  
  











  



  
Reversing Language Shift (Multilingual Matters)
Joshua A. Fishman

Multilingual Matters, 1991

This book is about the theory and practice of assistance to speech-communities whose native languages are threatened because their intergenerational continuity is proceeding negatively, with fewer and fewer speakers (or readers, writers and even understanders) every generation. In the main, this book is about why most efforts to reverse language shift are only indifferently successful at best, and outright failures or even contra-indicated and ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Collaborative Writing in L2 Classrooms (New Perspectives on Language and Education)
Neomy Storch

Multilingual Matters, 2013

In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing activities in L2 classes, as well as some guidelines about how to best implement such activities in both face-to-face and online mode.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Bilingual First Language Acquisition (MM Texts)
Annick De Houwer

Multilingual Matters, 2009

Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This textbook explains how children learn to understand and speak those languages. It brings together both established knowledge and the latest findings about different areas of bilingual language development (sounds, words, sentences, language choice) in a perspective that emphasizes the role of children's language learning environments.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Discontinuity in Second Language Acquisition: The Switch between Statistical and Grammatical Learning
Stefano Rastelli

Multilingual Matters, 2014

With a focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process due to the existence of two different - albeit interconnected - ways of learning: Statistical Learning and Grammatical Learning. It describes how the switch between ways of learning could take place and its developmental implications for adult SLA.
  
  











  








   



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