LINGUIST List 29.2743

Mon Jul 02 2018

Books: Learning English at School: Toohey

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 30-May-2018
From: Flo McClelland <>
Subject: Learning English at School: Toohey
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Title: Learning English at School
Subtitle: Identity, Socio-material Relations and Classroom Practice
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Published: 2018
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL:

Author: Kelleen Toohey
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788920087 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788920087 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788920070 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788920070 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 29.95

Editor’s Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

This fully revised edition provides a comprehensive discussion of how insights and concepts from new materialism and posthumanism might be used in investigating second language learning and teaching in classrooms. Alongside the sociocultural and poststructural perspectives discussed in the first edition, this new book presents insights from new materialism on identity, second language learning and pedagogical practices. This application of new theory deepens our understanding of how minority language background children learn English in the context of their classrooms. The author comprehensively explains the new materiality perspectives and suggests how research from this perspective might provide new insights on second language learning and teaching in classrooms. The book is unique in analysing empirical classroom data from a sociocultural, but also a new materiality perspective, and has the potential to change our understandings of research and pedagogical practices.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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