LINGUIST List 29.4798

Mon Dec 03 2018

Books: The Multilingual Reality: Mohanty

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Date: 01-Nov-2018
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Subject: The Multilingual Reality: Mohanty
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Title: The Multilingual Reality
Subtitle: Living with Languages
Series Title: Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights
Published: 2018
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Ajit K. Mohanty
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788921961 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788921961 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 109.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788921954 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788921954 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 34.95

This book is a multidisciplinary analysis of the meaning and dynamics of multilingualism from the perspectives of multilingual societies and language communities in the margins, who are trapped in a vicious circle of disadvantage. It analyses the social, psychological and sociolinguistic processes of linguistic dominance and hierarchical relationships among languages, discrimination, marginalisation and assertive maintenance in multilingualism characterised by a Double Divide, and shows the relationship between educational neglect of languages, capability deprivation and poverty, and loss of linguistic diversity. Its comparative analysis of language-in-education policies and practices and applications of multilingual education (MLE) in diverse contexts shows some promises and challenges in the education of indigenous/tribal/minority children. This book will be of interest to students, researchers, educators and practitioners in sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, psycholinguistics, multilingualism and bilingual/multilingual education.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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