LINGUIST List 33.130

Mon Jan 17 2022

Books: Relanguaging Language from a South African Township School: Krause

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Date: 20-Dec-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Relanguaging Language from a South African Township School: Krause
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Title: Relanguaging Language from a South African Township School
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781800412118

Author: Lara-Stephanie Krause
Hardback: ISBN: 9781800412125 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781800412125 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800412118 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800412118 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Abstract:

Using data from a long-term ethnographic study of English language classrooms in a South African township, this book highlights linguistic expertise in a setting where it is not usually expected or sought. Rather than being ‘peripheral and unskilled’, South African township teachers and learners emerge as skilled (re)languagers central to the workings of South African education, and to our understanding of how language classrooms work. This book foregrounds the heterogeneity, flexibility and creativity of day-to-day language practices that African urban spaces are known for, and conceptualises language teaching not as a progression from one fixed language to another, but as a circular sorting process between linguistic heterogeneity (languaging) and homogeneity (a standard language).

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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