LINGUIST List 29.2341

Thu May 31 2018

Books: Immersion Education: Ó Duibhir

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <jecoburnlinguistlist.org>


Date: 09-May-2018
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Immersion Education: Ó Duibhir
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Title: Immersion Education
Subtitle: Lessons from a Minority Language Context
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Published: 2018
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783099832

Author: Pádraig Ó Duibhir
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783099832 Pages: 216 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783099832 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Abstract:

The body of research in this volume offers a detailed account of the success of young immersion learners of Irish in becoming competent speakers of the minority language. Taking account of in-class and out-of-class factors, it examines the variety of Irish spoken by the pupils, the extent to which the Irish spoken deviates from native-speaker norms, the degree to which pupils are aware of and attempt to acquire a native-like variety and the extent to which issues of identity and motivation are involved. The results highlight the limitations of an immersion system in generating active and accurate users of the language outside the immersion setting and will help immersion educators to gain a greater understanding of how young immersion learners learn and acquire the target language. The findings are placed in the context of other one-way immersion programmes internationally with a particular focus on minority language settings, and make an important contribution not only to our understanding of the Irish issues, but how the Irish situation can be placed in a broader scholarly and socio-political context.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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