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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Forging Multilingual Spaces
Subtitle: Integrated Perspectives on Majority and Minority Bilingual Education
Edited By: Christine Hélot
Anne-Marie de Mejía
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847690753
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

This book is the first to propose an integrated approach to the study of
bilingual education in minority and majority settings. Contributions from
well-known scholars working in eight different countries in Europe and the
Americas show that it is possible to bridge the gap between prestigious
elite bilingualism and the bilingualism of minority communities and work
towards the construction of multilingual spaces.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 1847690769
ISBN-13: 9781847690760
Pages: 280
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ISBN-13: 9781847690753
Pages: 280
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