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European Multilingualism

Author : Rosita Rindler Schjerve
ISBN : 9781847697356
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Expanding on the results of the EU project LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence), this book pursues a multi-focal approach which elaborates on European Multilingualism as an ongoing process of shaping policy and generating scientific knowledge.

Current Perspectives On Pedagogy For English As A Lingua Franca

Author : Yasemin Bayyurt
ISBN : 9783110395402
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The aim of this edited volume is to examine how current theories and principles underlying English as a Lingua Franca studies contribute to research on present pedagogical practices in ELF contexts. The book provides useful insights into pedagogical practices in different ELF settings and knowledge on the pedagogy-policy relationship in terms of ELF.

The Multilingual Challenge

Author : Ulrike Jessner-Schmid
ISBN : 9781614512165
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This collection of scholarly articles is the first to address the challenges of multilingualism from a multidisciplinary perspective. The contributors to this volume examine both the beneficial and the problematic aspects of multilingualism in various dimensions, that is, they address familial, educational, academic, artistic, scientific, historical, professional, and geopolitical challenges.

Anglophone Students Abroad

Author : Rosamond Mitchell
ISBN : 9781351762304
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Anglophone students abroad: Identity, social relationships and language learning presents the findings of a major study of British students of French and Spanish undertaking residence abroad. The new dataset presented here provides both quantitative and qualitative information on language learning, social networking and integration and identity development during residence abroad. The book tracks in detail the language development of participants and relates this systematically to individual participants’ social and linguistic experiences and evolving relationship. It shows that language learning is increasingly dependent on students’ own agency and skill and the negotiation of identity in multilingual and lingua franca environments.

Multilingualism In Mathematics Classrooms

Author : Dr. Richard Barwell
ISBN : 1847693776
Genre : Education
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Mathematics classrooms are increasingly multilingual, whether they are found in linguistically diverse societies, urban melting pots or planned bilingual programs. The chapters in this book present and discuss examples of mathematics classroom life from a range of multilingual classroom settings, and use these examples to draw out and discuss key issues for the teaching and learning of mathematics and language. These issues relate to pedagogy, students’ learning, curriculum, assessment, policy and aspects of educational theory. The contributions are based on research conducted in mathematics classrooms in Europe, South Asia, North America and Australia. Recurring issues for the learning of mathematics include the relationship between language and mathematics, the relationship between formal and informal mathematical language, and the relationship between students’ home languages and the official language of schooling.

A Dynamic Model Of Multilingualism

Author : Philip Herdina
ISBN : 1853594679
Genre : Social Science
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The model presented in this volume draws together various strands of research - second language acquisition theory, bilingualism research, dynamic systems theory - to develop a novel approach to this challenging subject. Its main focus lies on the psycholinguistic dynamics of multilingualism, the processes of change in time affecting two or more language systems.

Beyond Bilingualism

Author : Jasone Cenoz
ISBN : 1853594202
Genre : Education
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Provides information and advice for teachers on multilingual issues, including teaching multilingual students and promoting the acquisition of multiple languages

Language Strategies For Trilingual Families

Author : Andreas Braun
ISBN : 9781783091157
Genre : Education
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Through their interviews with trilingual families in the UK and Germany, the authors present a complex and multifaceted reality of the various beliefs and language practices of trilingual families.

New Perspectives On Translanguaging And Education

Author : BethAnne Paulsrud
ISBN : 9781783097838
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This edited collection explores the immense potential of translanguaging in educational settings and highlights teachers and students negotiating language ideologies in their everyday communicative practices. It makes a significant contribution to scholarship on translanguaging and considers the need for pedagogy to reflect and embrace diversity. The chapters provide rich empirical research and document translanguaging in varied educational contexts, with studies from pre-school to adult education in different, mainly European, countries, where English is not the dominant language. Together they expand our understanding of translanguaging and how it can be applied to a variety of settings. This book will be of interest to students and researchers, especially in education, language education and applied linguistics, as well as to professionals and policymakers.

Uniformity And Diversity In Language Policy

Author : Catrin Norrby
ISBN : 9781847694485
Genre : Education
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This book brings together current research by leading international scholars on the often contentious nature of language policies and their practical outcomes in North America, Australia and Europe. It presents a range of perspectives from which to engage with a variety of pressing issues raised by multilingualism, multiculturalism, immigration, exclusion, and identity. A recurrent theme is that of tension and conflict: between uniformity and diversity, between official policies and real day-to-day life experiences, but also between policies in schools and the corporate world and their implementation. Several chapters present research about language policy issues that has previously not been fully or easily available to an English-language audience. Many of the chapters also provide up-to-date analyses of language policy issues in particular regions or countries, focusing on recent developments.

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