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LINGUIST List 25.18

Tue Jan 07 2014

Books: Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Barnard, McLellan (Eds)

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

Date: 20-Dec-2013
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Barnard, McLellan (Eds)
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Title: Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes
Subtitle: Asian Perspectives
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783090891

Editor: Roger Barnard
Editor: James McLellan
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783090907 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783090907 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783090891 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783090891 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

In the complex, multilingual societies of the 21st century, codeswitching is an everyday occurrence, and yet the use of students’ first language in the English language classroom has been consistently discouraged by teachers and educational policy-makers. This volume begins by examining current theoretical work on codeswitching and then proceeds to examine the convergence and divergence between university language teachers’ beliefs about codeswitching and their classroom practice. Each chapter investigates the extent of, and motivations for, codeswitching in one or two particular contexts, and the interactive and pedagogical functions for which alternative languages are used. Many teachers, and policy-makers, in schools as well as universities, may rethink existing ’English-only’ policies in the light of the findings reported in this book.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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