LINGUIST List 31.2798

Tue Sep 15 2020

Books: (Re)defining Success in Language Learning: Bernstein

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Date: 15-Sep-2020
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: (Re)defining Success in Language Learning: Bernstein
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Title: (Re)defining Success in Language Learning
Subtitle: Positioning, Participation and Young Emergent Bilinguals at School
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788928984

Author: Katie A. Bernstein
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928991 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928991 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788928984 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788928984 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Abstract:

This book follows four emergent bilingual students in an English-medium pre-kindergarten in the US as they navigate the social and linguistic demands of school. It illustrates how students’ differing classroom social positions shaped their participation in interaction and, in turn, their English language learning across a school year. With a unique focus on both processes and outcomes, the book highlights language strategies that are overlooked if the focus is solely on one language or on group participation, and it emphasizes the importance of assessment choice in shaping which learners appear to be successful. It is a powerful argument for recognising the translingual and multimodal abilities of learners, even in education which is officially English-medium and monolingual.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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