LINGUIST List 11.1811

Sat Aug 26 2000

Books: Bilingualism & Multilingualism, Socioling

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <naomilinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Kathryn King, Bilingualism and Multilingualism: At war with Diversity, J. Crawford
  2. Kathryn King, Socioling: Foreign Language & Culture Learning from a Dialogic Perspective, C. Morgan & A. Cain

Message 1: Bilingualism and Multilingualism: At war with Diversity, J. Crawford

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:49:45 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Bilingualism and Multilingualism: At war with Diversity, J. Crawford

AT WAR WITH DIVERSITY
U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety

James Crawford

KEY SELLING POINTS
* Offers a direct and analytical approach to the problems of US language
 policy
* Provides an historical perspective to explain what is at stake
* Articles were written at different times, from different vantage points


DESCRIPTION
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.

CONTENTS
Introduction
1. Anatomy of the English Only Movement
2. Boom to Bust: Official English in the 1990s
3. Endangered Native American Languages: What is to be done, and why?
4. Seven Hypotheses on language Loss
5. The Political Paradox of Bilingual Education
6. The Proposition 227 campaign: A Post Mortem
References; Acknowledgements; Index

AUTHOR INFORMATION
James Crawford is a writer, lecturer, and consultant specializing in
language education. His works include Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and
the Politics of "English Only"; Bilingual Education: History, Politics,
Theory, and Practice; Best Evidence: Research Foundations of the
Bilingual Education Act; and Language Loyalties: A Source Book on the
Official English Controversy. Previously he served as Washington editor
of Education Week.

Bilingual Education and Bilingualism No.25 (BE25)
September 2000 Format 219x150mm 144pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-506-3 �29.95/ US$49.95/ CAN$59.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-505-5 �9.95/ US$15.95/ CAN$19.95

 
Kathryn King
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
Email: kathrynmultilingual-matters.com
http://www.multilingual-matters.com
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Message 2: Socioling: Foreign Language & Culture Learning from a Dialogic Perspective, C. Morgan & A. Cain

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:50:45 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Socioling: Foreign Language & Culture Learning from a Dialogic Perspective, C. Morgan & A. Cain

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE LEARNING 
FROM A DIALOGIC PERSPECTIVE

Carol Morgan and Albane Cain
(University of Bath and University of Cergy-Pontoise)

Learners as language-and-culture teachers, producing materials for
learners in another country about their own culture - and vice versa. In
this project a simple but imaginative idea leads secondary school pupils
to learn about another culture and their own, to decentre and take the
other's perspective. The authors' analysis of the materials and
learners' reactions to them reveals a multi-layered process of
understanding, and demonstrates how practical this can be for the
ordinary foreign language classroom. Michael Byram, University of Durham

KEY FEATURES
* Of interest both to teachers and researchers 
* Dialogic perspective central: understanding built up over a variety of
 contexts through interaction with others
* Demonstrates the potency in a foreign language context of Vygotsky's &
 Bakhtin's ideas of the importance of dialogue in cognition

DESCRIPTION
This book analyses an intercultural project undertaken by French and
English 14-year-olds based on an exchange of materials created by the
pupils and focused on the topic of law and order. The project was based
on a view of learning as a dialogic process interacting with others. A
first language and home culture is acquired through such interaction.
This project sought to realise this dialogic process in a more
meaningful way than is often the case in foreign language classrooms

CONTENTS
Preface
Introduction
1. The Theoretical Context; 2. The Anglo-French Project; 3. The
 Intratextual Dialogue; 4. The Intertextual Dialogue; 
5. An Illuminative Dialogue; 6. The Viability of the Project; 7. Conclusion
 References; Appendices; Index

AUTHOR INFORMATION
Carol Morgan (University of Bath) and Albane Cain (University of Cergy-
Pontoise) have worked together on intercultural projects in the past and
both have been involved in teaching and researching foreign language
learning and cultural studies for many years in schools and
universities. The research project described here was undertaken by
Carol Morgan, and Albane Cain acted as a critical friend in helping to
analyse the processes and products of the project.

Modern Languages in Practice No.15 (MLP 15)
October 2000 Format 225x170mm 160pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-499-7 �39.95/ US$64.95/ CAN$79.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-498-9 �16.95/ US$26.95/
CAN$34.95 

 
Kathryn King
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
Email: kathrynmultilingual-matters.com
http://www.multilingual-matters.com
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