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Title: Harnessing Linguistic Variation to Improve Education
Edited By: Androula Yiakoumetti
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?430726
Series Title: Rethinking Education - Volume 5
Description:

This volume brings together research carried out in a variety of geographic
and linguistic contexts including Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the
Caribbean, Europe and the United States and explores efforts to incorporate
linguistic diversity into education and to 'harness' this diversity for learners'
benefit. It challenges the largely anachronistic ideology that promotes
exclusive use of an educational monolingual standard variety and advocates
the use in formal education of aboriginal/indigenous languages, minority
languages, nonstandard varieties and contact languages.

The contributors examine both historical and current practices for including
linguistic diversity in education by considering specific bidialectal, bilingual
and multilingual educational initiatives. The different geographical and
linguistic settings covered in the volume are linked together by a unifying
theme: linguistic diversity exists all over the world, but it is very rarely utilized
effectively for the benefit of students. When it is used, whether in isolated
studies or through governmental initiatives, the research findings point
systematically to the many educational advantages experienced by
linguistically-diverse students. This book will be of interest to teachers and
language practitioners, as well as to students and scholars of language and
education.

Contents: Androula Yiakoumetti: Rethinking Linguistic Diversity in Education
- Stephen May: Educational Approaches to Minorities: Context, Contest and
Opportunities - Ofelia García/Nelson Flores/Heather Homonoff Woodley:
Transgressing Monolingualism and Bilingual Dualities: Translanguaging
Pedagogies - Suresh Canagarajah/Madhav Kafle/Yumi Matsumoto: World
Englishes in Local Classrooms - Sandra Lee McKay: English as an
International Language, Multilingualism and Language Planning - Linda
Tsung: Rethinking Multilingual Education for Minority Students in China -
Peter Garrett/Josep M. Cots/David Lasagabaster/Enric Llurda:
Internationalization and the Place of Minority Languages in Universities in
Three European Bilingual Contexts: A Comparison of Student Perspectives in
the Basque Country, Catalonia and Wales - Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu: The
Medium-of-Instruction Conundrum and 'Minority' Language Development in
Africa - Jessica Ball/Barbara May Hanford Bernhardt: Standard English as a
Second Dialect: A Canadian Perspective - Ian G. Malcolm/Adriano Truscott:
English Without Shame: Two-Way Aboriginal Classrooms in Australia - Jeff
Siegel: Educational Approaches for Speakers of Pidgin and Creole
Languages - Androula Yiakoumetti: The Dangers of Dialects: Debunking (or
Substantiating) the Myths.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034307260
Pages: 328
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