LINGUIST List 31.3296

Wed Oct 28 2020

Books: The Multilingual Adolescent Experience: Machowska-Kosciak

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <>

Date: 19-Oct-2020
From: Flo McClelland <>
Subject: The Multilingual Adolescent Experience: Machowska-Kosciak
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Title: The Multilingual Adolescent Experience
Subtitle: Small Stories of Integration and Socialization by Polish Families in Ireland
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Malgorzata Machowska-Kosciak
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788927673 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788927673 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 109.95

This book contributes to our understanding of how older learners negotiate family internal and family external socialisation processes and thereby how parents’ ideologies and practices, peer socialisation, and language status or societal demands come together in adolescents’ lives. It integrates the sociohistorical context and adolescents’ attitudes with the parents’ role. Through the use of ‘small stories’ and ethnographic observation this book explores the social and cultural worlds of Polish immigrant adolescents in Ireland, the ways they seek membership and belonging in their communities of practice, and the ways in which they develop sociohistorical understandings across the languages and cultures they are part of. It sheds light on schooling and family communities and the role they play in the socialization processes of immigrant children.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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