The ninth volume in Professor M.A.K. Halliday's collected works is
dedicated to the subject of language and education. Professor Halliday sums
up the scope of language education under the following five headings:
mother tongue education; second language learning; multilingual societies;
contexts of language education; and educational linguistics. In addition to
the previously unpublished 'Applied Linguistics as an Evolving Theme'
(2002) originally presented by Professor Halliday on the occasion of his
being awarded the first Gold Medal by the International Association of
Applied Linguistics (AILA), this volume contains another nineteen papers
covering a comprehensive breadth of topics in language and education
addressed by Professor Halliday over the course of his career. The chapters
cover language development, language teaching, multilingualism, functional
variation in language, and the place of linguistics in education.