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LINGUIST List 23.2629

Wed Jun 06 2012

Books: Harnessing Linguistic Variation to Improve Education: Yiakoumetti (Ed)

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Date: 06-Jun-2012
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Harnessing Linguistic Variation to Improve Education: Yiakoumetti (Ed)
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Title: Harnessing Linguistic Variation to Improve Education
Series Title: Rethinking Education - Volume 5
Published: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?430726

Editor: Androula Yiakoumetti
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034307260 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 69.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034307260 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034307260 Pages: 328 Price: Europe EURO 50.00 Comment: for Germany EURO 53.50, for Austria EURO 55.00 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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