LINGUIST List 10.1983

Mon Dec 20 1999

Books: Language Policy, Sign Lang, Bilingual Ed

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Directory

  1. Kathryn King, Language Policy & Language Issues, S. Wright
  2. Kathryn King, Sign Lang: Care & education of a Deaf Child, P. Knight & R. Swanwick
  3. Kathryn King, Young Bilingual Learners in Nursery School, L. Thompson

Message 1: Language Policy & Language Issues, S. Wright

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:33:20 +0000
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Language Policy & Language Issues, S. Wright

Language Policy and Language Issues in the Successor States of the
Former USSR
Edited by Sue Wright (Aston University)

Key Features
� Questions whether formerly dominant groups have the right to the
continuation of linguistic privileges
� Discusses the management of the triadic relations between
nationalising states, national minorities and the external homelands

Description
This book looks at the question of language rights: the rights of
minorities to remain monolingual if they so wish and the rights of
governments to promote the language of the majority as the language of
the state. The central question is once again the thorny problem of
whether linguistic rights are fundamental human rights, and therefore
inalienable and individual, or whether they are group rights, since
communication necessarily involves more than one individual. The context
of this discussion is the situation of the Russian speakers in Latvia
and Kyrgyzstan.

Contents
1. The Editorial: Sue Wright
2. Between Russian And European Hegemony: Current Language Policy in the
Baltic States: Uldis Ozolins (La Trobe University)
3. Ethno-linguistic Relations in Contemporary Latvia - Mirror Image of
the Previous Dispensation? Frank Knowles (Aston University)
4. Social Conditions for the Implementation of Linguistic Human Rights
through Multicultural Policies: The Case of the Kyrgyz Republic:
Matthias Koenig (University of Marburg)
5. Kyrgyzstan: The Political and Linguistic Context: Sue Wright 
Author Information

Sue Wright is a lecturer in the School of Language and European Studies
at Aston University. Her research interests are multilingualism and
language policy in Europe.


October 1999 approx.96pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-463-6 �26.00 US$44.95 CAN$52.95

This book is also available is Vol.6:1 of the journal Current Issues in
Language and Society


Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Victoria Road, Clevedon,
North Somerset
BS21 7HH
UK

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Message 2: Sign Lang: Care & education of a Deaf Child, P. Knight & R. Swanwick

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:32:15 +0000
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Sign Lang: Care & education of a Deaf Child, P. Knight & R. Swanwick


The Care and Education of a Deaf Child
A Book for Parents
Pamela Knight and Ruth Swanwick (University of Leeds)

Key Features:
� An accessible and easy to read introduction to issues that concern
parents of Deaf Children
� Explores a comprehensive range of practical and theoretical issues
� Gives specific information about hearing loss, schools and support
systems 

Description:
This book is intended primarily for parents but will also be of interest
to teachers and related professionals. The book addresses both practical
and theoretical issues related to the development and education of deaf
children. It considers these areas largely from a sign bilingual
perspective

Content:
Introduction
PART I - An Introduction to Deafness 
1. What it means to be deaf 
2. Ways of looking at deafness
PART II - The Young Deaf Child
3. Issues for the family and professionals 
4. Home and the wider world 
5. Language choices at home
PART III - Deaf Children and Sign Language 
6. Becoming bilingual in sign language and English 
7. Deaf children and sign language
PART IV - Going to School 
8. Considering educational choices 
9. Finding your way around the system 
10. The Deaf child in school 
11. Learning to read and write

Author Information:
Pamela Knight and Ruth Swanwick are both qualified teachers of the deaf
and lecturers in the School of Education at the University of Leeds
where they are involved in all areas of teacher education including the
training of teachers of the deaf. The focus of Ruth Swanwick's
experience and research is deaf children who require access to both sign
language and English for their education. Pamela Knight's areas of
research has been with the families of young deaf children and with
their early experiences in school.

Parent's and Teacher's Guides No.4 (PTG4) October 1999 208pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-459-8 �29.95 US$49.95 CAN$59.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-458-X �9.95 US$15.95 CAN$19.95


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Victoria Road, Clevedon,
North Somerset
BS21 7HH
UK

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Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
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Message 3: Young Bilingual Learners in Nursery School, L. Thompson

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:34:14 +0000
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Young Bilingual Learners in Nursery School, L. Thompson

Young Bilingual Leaners in Nursery School
Linda Thompson (National University of Singapore)

Key Features
� Study draws from a number of research disciplines, including
linguistics, anthropology & ethnography
� Findings have implications for children in all societies where English
is formal language of education

Description
This book presents the findings of an ethnolinguistic study of the
language and social behaviour of a group of three-year-old British-born
children from families of settled migrants who speak languages other
than English in their homes and communities. The study draws from a
number of research disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology and
ethnography to provide an analytical description of the social and
linguistic behaviour of the children during their first term in
kindergarten. Although the study was located in the UK, the findings
have implications for children in other societies where English is the
formal language of education. The book will be of interest to teachers,
parents and others interested in the lives of young children.

Contents 
1. Who is Bilingual in Britain? 
2. The development of Education for Bilingual Children in Britain 
3. Theoretical Frameworks 
4. The Box Hill Nursery Project 
5. TOTs A Time-on-Task Analysis 
6. Children Creating Social Contexts 
7. Social Networks and The Process of Enculturation 
8. The Children's Language Choice: English Utterances 
9. Codeswitching as a Feature of Bilingual Children's Language 
10. Linguistic Biographies

Author Information
Linda Thompson was a primary school teacher for many years before
becoming a teacher educator. She is currently Senior Lecturer at the
University of Durham, UK, on leave to the Department of English Language
& Literature at the National University of Singapore. Her main research
interests are in the field of young children learning language(s). Books
include: The Teaching of Poetry: European Perspectives (Cassell, 1996)
and Children Talking: The Development of Pragmatic Competence
(Multilingual Matters, 1997).

Bilingual Education & Bilingualism No.18 (BE18) October 1999
256pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-454-7 �49.00 US$79.00 CAN$99.00
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-453-9 �23.00 US$39.95 CAN$49.95


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Victoria Road, Clevedon,
North Somerset
BS21 7HH
UK

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Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
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