LINGUIST List 27.2070

Thu May 05 2016

Books: Talking About Global Migration: Catalano

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Date: 05-May-2016
From: Elinor Robertson <>
Subject: Talking About Global Migration: Catalano
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Title: Talking About Global Migration
Subtitle: Implications for Language Teaching
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2016
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Theresa Catalano
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783095544 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783095544 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 169.95

How do migrants describe themselves and their experiences? As the world faces a migration crisis, there is an enhanced need for educational responses to the linguistic and cultural diversity of student bodies, and for consideration of migrant students at all levels of the curriculum. This book explores the stories of over 70 migrants from 41 countries around the world and examines the language they use when talking about their move to a new country and their experiences there. The book interprets common themes from the stories using metaphor and metonymy analysis to lead to more nuanced understandings of migration that have implications for language teachers. The stories also dispel many stereotypes relating to migration, serving as a reminder to us all to consider our own language when talking about this complex subject.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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