Editor: Angela Creese
Editor: Peter W. Martin
Editor: Nancy H. Hornberger
Paperback: ISBN: 9789048194919 Pages: 392 Price: Europe EURO 69.95
Truly global coverage of language and education Necessary reference for every university and college Essential research on ecology of language The text of each review is followed by a reference list containing about 30 key references mentioned in the text
This volume on Ecology of Language presents chapters on ecologies of language, literacy and learning. The subject of language ecology is diversity within socio-political settings where the processes of language use create, reflect and challenge hierarchies and hegemonies.
The volume covers the following topics: *Historical and theoretical perspectives *Language ecologies of selected countries and regions, focus on Asia, Australia, Africa *Language ecologies of dispersed and diasporic communities, esp. Chinese, Malay, Moroccan *Classroom language ecologies in multilingual contexts *Language ecology of literacies, oracies and discourses
This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.