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Mon Jun 29 2020

Books: Language Socialization in Classrooms: Burdelski, Howard (eds.)

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Subject: Language Socialization in Classrooms: Burdelski, Howard (eds.)
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Title: Language Socialization in Classrooms
Subtitle: Culture, Interaction, and Language Development
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Matthew J. Burdelski
Editor: Kathryn M. Howard
Electronic: ISBN: 9781316992821 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107187832 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107187832 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 85.00

Classrooms are dynamic spaces of teaching and learning, where language and culture are intertwined in remarkable ways. The theory of language socialization explores how sociocultural practices in classrooms help to shape language learning and development. This collection is the first of its kind to bring together research on this fascinating concept. It presents ten case studies, based on linguistic and ethnographic research conducted in classrooms located within communities in North America, Europe and India, spanning learners from preschool, to primary and secondary school, to university. Following an introduction that discusses the theory and core concepts of language socialization, the volume is divided into three central themes: socializing values, dispositions, and stances; socializing identities; and language socialization and ideology. Both new and more experienced researchers will appreciate its new insights into how language socialization is carried out across the globe.

1. Introduction. Language socialization in classrooms Matthew J. Burdelski and Kathryn M. Howard
Part I. Socializing Values, Dispositions, and Stances:
2. Interactional contingencies and contradictions in the socialization of tolerance in a Spanish multicultural school Inmaculada M. García-Sánchez
3. Shaping Sikh youth subjectivities in a US gurdwara: discursive socialization of religious heritage in Sikh history classes Wendy Klein
4. Affective stance and socialization to Orthodox Christian values in a Russian heritage language classroom Ekaterina Moore
Part II. Socializing Identities:
5. Learning to be a poet: Chjam'è Rispondi in a Corsican school Alexandra Jaffe
6. Teaching words, socializing affect and social identities: negotiating a common ground in a Swedish as a second language classroom Asta Cekaite
7. Making the familiar change: language socialization via contrapuntal interaction in a US high school language arts class Betsy Rymes and Andrea Leone-Pizzighella
8. Negotiating epistemic authority and co-constructing difference: socializing 'nonnative speaker' teachers in a US graduate program in TESOL Debra Friedman
Part III. Language Socialization and Ideology:
9. The morning assembly: constructing subjecthood, authority, and knowledge through classroom discourse in an Indian school Usree Bhattacharya and Laura Sterponi
10. Embodiment, ritual, and ideology in a Japanese-as-a-heritage-language preschool classroom Matthew J. Burdelski
11. Talking about lunch: diversity, language, and food socialization in a Danish kindergarten classroom Martha Sif Karrebæk
Part IV. Conclusion:
12. Language socialization in classrooms: findings, issues, and possibilities Patricia A. Duff.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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