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LINGUIST List 24.4622

Tue Nov 19 2013

Books: Minority Languages and Multilingual Education: Gorter, Zenotz, Cenoz (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Nov-2013
From: Helen van der Stelt <Helen.vanderSteltspringer.com>
Subject: Minority Languages and Multilingual Education: Gorter, Zenotz, Cenoz (Eds)
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Title: Minority Languages and Multilingual Education
Subtitle: Bridging the Local and the Global
Series Title: Educational Linguistics
Published: 2013
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-007-7316-5?otherVersion=978-94-007-7317-2

Editor: Durk Gorter
Editor: Victoria Zenotz
Editor: Jasone Cenoz
Hardback: ISBN: 9789400773165 Pages: 231 Price: Europe EURO 99.99
Abstract:

This book presents research on the situation minority language schoolchildren face when they need to learn languages of international communication, in particular English. The book takes minority languages as a starting point and it bridges local and global perspectives in the analysis of multilingual education contexts. It examines the interaction of minority languages and cultures, majority languages and lingua franca-s in a variety of settings across different regions and countries on all continents. Even though all chapters in this book involve minority languages, the issues discussed are relevant to any context in which more than language is used in education.

The book reveals challenges and opportunities of multilingual education by discussing issues such as Northern and Southern concepts, language education policies, language diversity, interethnic understanding, multimodal language practices, power, conflict, identity and prestige, among many others.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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