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LINGUIST List 20.521

Wed Feb 18 2009

Books: Sociolinguistics: Kleifgen, Bond (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Elinor Robertson, The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Kleifgen, Bond (Eds)

Message 1: The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Kleifgen, Bond (Eds)
Date: 18-Feb-2009
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Kleifgen, Bond (Eds)
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Title: The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora
Subtitle: Educating for Language Awareness
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847691330

Editor: Jo Anne Kleifgen
Editor: George C. Bond
Hardback: ISBN: 184769134X 9781847691347 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 184769134X 9781847691347 Pages: 312 Price: U.K. £ 74.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1847691331 9781847691330 Pages: 312 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1847691331 9781847691330 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 54.95

This book examines the social cost of linguistic exceptionalism for the
education of speakers of nondominant/subordinated languages in Africa and
the African diaspora. The contributors take the languages of Africa, the
Caribbean, and the US as cases in point to illustrate the effects of
exceptionalist beliefs that these languages are inadequate for
instructional purposes. They describe contravening movements toward various
forms of linguistic diversity both inside and outside of school settings
across these regions. Different theoretical lenses and a range of empirical
data are brought to bear on investigating the role of these languages in
educational policies and practices. Collectively, the chapters in this
volume make the case for a comprehensive language awareness to remedy the
myths of linguistic exceptionalism and to advance the affirmative
dimensions of linguistic diversity.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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