LINGUIST List 32.2844

Tue Sep 07 2021

Books: Rethinking the Education of Multilingual Learners: Cummins

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Date: 06-Sep-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Rethinking the Education of Multilingual Learners: Cummins
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Title: Rethinking the Education of Multilingual Learners
Subtitle: A Critical Analysis of Theoretical Concepts
Series Title: Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781800413573

Author: Jim Cummins
Hardback: ISBN: 9781800413580 Pages: 464 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781800413580 Pages: 464 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800413573 Pages: 464 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800413573 Pages: 464 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Abstract:

Over the past 40 years, Jim Cummins has proposed a number of highly influential theoretical concepts, including the threshold and interdependence hypotheses and the distinction between conversational fluency and academic language proficiency. In this book, he provides a personal account of how these ideas developed and he examines the credibility of critiques they have generated, using the criteria of empirical adequacy, logical coherence, and consequential validity. These criteria of theoretical legitimacy are also applied to the evaluation of two different versions of translanguaging theory – Unitary Translanguaging Theory and Crosslinguistic Translanguaging Theory – in a way that significantly clarifies this controversial concept.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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