LINGUIST List 28.1291

Thu Mar 16 2017

Books: Academic Biliteracies: Palfreyman, van der Walt (eds.)

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Date: 02-Mar-2017
From: Elinor Robertson <>
Subject: Academic Biliteracies: Palfreyman, van der Walt (eds.)
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Title: Academic Biliteracies
Subtitle: Multilingual Repertoires in Higher Education
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Published: 2017
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: David Palfreyman
Editor: Christa van der Walt
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783097418 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783097418 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783097401 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783097401 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 29.95

Research on academic literacy within higher education has focused almost exclusively on the development of academic literacy in English. This book is unique in showing how students use other languages when they engage with written academic content – whether in reading, discussing or writing – and how increasingly multilingual higher education campuses open up the possibility for students to exploit their multilingual repertoires in and around reading/writing for academic purposes. Chapters range from cases of informal student use of different written languages, to pedagogical, institutional and disciplinary strategies leveraging multilingual resources to develop biliteracy. They are ordered according to two dominant themes. The first includes accounts of diverse multilingual contexts where biliteracy practices emerge in response to the demands of academic reading and writing. The second theme focuses on more deliberate attempts to teach biliteracy or to teach in a way that supports biliteracy. The collection will be of interest to researchers, higher education practitioners and students of multilingual higher education and academic literacy.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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