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Title: Language Diversity in the Classroom
Written By: John Edwards
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847692252
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

This book provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom
settings. A thorough analysis of the sources and implications of social
“disadvantage” is presented first, since the nonstandard dialects that
children bring with them to school – and the unfavourable perceptions of
these dialects – have traditionally given rise to educational difficulties.
The persistence of these perceptions is particularly highlighted. More
general issues surrounding the range and implications of language attitudes
are dealt with, as is the important “test case” of Black English. The book
also discusses foreign-language teaching and learning, as well as the
assumptions and intentions underpinning bilingual and multicultural
education. Given its breadth and its style, this book should be of interest
and value to all teachers, as well as to students and researchers concerned
with any aspect of the social life of language.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Pages: 352
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ISBN-13: 9781847692252
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692265
ISBN-13: 9781847692269
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847692257
ISBN-13: 9781847692252
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95