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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: Ecology of Language
Edited By: Angela Creese
Peter W. Martin
Nancy H. Hornberger
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-90-481-9491-9
Description:

Truly global coverage of language and education
Necessary reference for every university and college
Essential research on ecology of language
The text of each review is followed by a reference list containing about 30
key references mentioned in the text

This volume on Ecology of Language presents chapters on ecologies of
language, literacy and learning. The subject of language ecology is
diversity within socio-political settings where the processes of language
use create, reflect and challenge hierarchies and hegemonies.

The volume covers the following topics: *Historical and theoretical
perspectives *Language ecologies of selected countries and regions, focus
on Asia, Australia, Africa *Language ecologies of dispersed and diasporic
communities, esp. Chinese, Malay, Moroccan *Classroom language ecologies in
multilingual contexts *Language ecology of literacies, oracies and discourses

This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education
published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and
evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the
ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing
pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789048194919
Pages: 392
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