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Title: Language and Education
Subtitle: Volume 9
Written By: Michael A. K. Halliday
Edited By: Jonathan J. Webster
Series Title: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

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In addition to the previously unpublished ‘Applied Linguistics as an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.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847065767
ISBN-13: 9781847065766
Pages: 416
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99
U.S. $ 49.95