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Language Policy Processes and Consequences: Arizona Case Studies

by Dr. Sarah C. K. Moore Multilingual Matters (June 23, 2014)

This book accessibly and comprehensively outlines the highly complex case of the English-only movement and educational language policy in Arizona. It ranges from early Proposition 203 implementation to an investigation...


Flexible Multilingual Education: Putting Children's Needs First

by Jean-Jacques Weber Multilingual Matters (May 08, 2014)

This book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts children's needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon children's...


Advances in the Study of Bilingualism

by Dr. Enlli Môn Thomas & Ineke Mennen Multilingual Matters (May 08, 2014)

This book provides a contemporary approach to the study of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from leading experts in the field, this book brings together - in a single volume - a selection of the exciting...


A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism: 4th edition

by Colin Baker Multilingual Matters (April 03, 2014)

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. The Q&A format of this book makes...


Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives

by Dr. Andreas Braun & Prof. Tony Cline Multilingual Matters (January 29, 2014)

This book aims to enable parents in trilingual families to consider possible language strategies on the basis of analysing their individual circumstances. It includes a tool for diagnostic self-analysis that...


Bilingual and Multilingual Education in the 21st Century: Building on Experience

by Christian Abello-Contesse, Paul M. Chandler, María Dolores López-Jiménez & Dr. Rubén Chacón-Beltrán Multilingual Matters (October 30, 2013)

Bilingual education is one of the fastest growing disciplines within applied linguistics. This book includes the work of 20 specialists working in various educational contexts across Europe, Latin America and...


Researching Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings: Diverse Perspectives

by Dr. Deirdre Martin Multilingual Matters (September 27, 2013)

This volume draws together current research on dyslexia and literacy in multilingual settings across disciplines and methodologies. The contributors, all internationally recognised in the field, address developmental...


Examining Education, Media, and Dialogue under Occupation: The Case of Palestine and Israel

by Dr. Ilham Nasser, Lawrence N. Berlin & Dr. Shelley Wong Multilingual Matters (August 24, 2011)

This book is an in-depth examination of education and media under occupation. The contributors to this volume engage dialogue to explore these domains and their roles and functioning under occupation while keeping...


Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

by Katy Arnett & Dr. Callie Mady Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2013)

Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes...


Language Planning and Student Experiences: Intention, Rhetoric and Implementation

by Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco & Renata Aliani Multilingual Matters (June 28, 2013)

This book is a timely comparison of the divergent worlds of policy implementation and policy ambition, the messy, often contradictory here-and-now reality of languages in schools and the sharp-edged, shiny,...


CLIL in Higher Education: Towards a Multilingual Language Policy

by Inmaculada Fortanet-Gomez Multilingual Matters (April 08, 2013)

This book offers a unique view of multilingualism in higher education from a global perspective. It presents a contextualised case of a multilingual language policy which takes the Content and Language Integrated...


Language-In-Education Policies: The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Relations

by Dr. Anthony J. Liddicoat Multilingual Matters (April 08, 2013)

This book examines the ideological underpinnings of language-in-education policies that explicitly focus on adding a new language to the learners' existing repertoire. It examines policies for foreign languages,...


Language and HIV/AIDS

by Christina Higgins & Prof. Bonny Norton Multilingual Matters (December 04, 2009)

This volume focuses on the role of language in the construction of knowledge about HIV/AIDS in diverse regions of the world. The collection of studies yields helpful insights about the discursive construction...


Multilingual Higher Education: Beyond English Medium Orientations

by Christa van der Walt Multilingual Matters (March 22, 2013)

The general perception that a good command of English is enough to gain access and to be successful in higher education hides the complexity of learning and teaching in multilingual environments, and this book...


An Introduction to Bilingual Development

by Dr. Annick De Houwer Multilingual Matters (May 27, 2009)

Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This introductory textbook shows how children learn to understand and speak those languages against the backdrop of their language learning environments....


Bilingual Minds: Emotional Experience, Expression, and Representation

by Dr. Aneta Pavlenko Multilingual Matters (March 09, 2006)

Do bi- and multilinguals perceive themselves differently in their respective languages? Do they experience different emotions? How do they express emotions and do they have a favourite language for emotional...


Revitalising Indigenous Languages: How to Recreate a Lost Generation

by Dr. Marja-Liisa Olthuis, Suvi Kivela & Dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas Multilingual Matters (January 23, 2013)

The book tells the story of the Indigenous Aanaar Saami language (around 350 speakers) and cultural revitalisation in Finland. It offers a new language revitalisation method that can be used with Indigenous...


The Meaning Makers: Learning to Talk and Talking to Learn

by Prof. Gordon Wells Multilingual Matters (August 18, 2009)

The Meaning Makers is about children's language and literacy development at home and at school. Based on the Bristol Study, "Language at Home and at School," which the author directed, it follows the development...


Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies: Instances of Practice

by Kate Pahl & Dr. Jennifer Rowsell Multilingual Matters (February 06, 2006)

This book joins two important fields, that of literacy and multimodality, with a focus on local and global literacies. Chapters include work on media, popular culture and literacy, weblogs, global and local...


The Bilingual Mental Lexicon: Interdisciplinary Approaches

by Dr. Aneta Pavlenko Multilingual Matters (January 22, 2009)

How are words organized in the bilingual mind? How are they linked to concepts? How do bi- and multilinguals process words in their multiple languages? The first aim of this volume is to offer up-to-date answers...


Integrating Multilingual Students into College Classrooms: Practical Advice for Faculty

by Johnnie Johnson Hafernik & Fredel M. Wiant Multilingual Matters (October 12, 2012)

Today more and more ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students enroll in our college and university courses. These diverse, multilingual students enrich our campuses and at the same time present...


Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City

by Prof. Ofelia García, Zeena Zakharia & Dr. Bahar Otcu Multilingual Matters (September 07, 2012)

This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing...


English as a Lingua Franca for EFL Contexts

by Dr. Nicos C. Sifakis & Natasha Tsantila Multilingual Matters (October 15, 2018)

This book explores the interfaces of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pedagogy. It presents the theoretical aspects of ELF, discusses issues and challenges that ELF raises...


Transcending Self and Other Through Akogare [Desire]

by Chisato Nonaka Multilingual Matters (September 26, 2018)

The Japanese concept of akogare has become well known in TESOL-related literature in recent years, usually in the context of interracial sexual desire. In this far-reaching new study of the internationalization...


Profiles of Dual Language Education in the 21st Century

by Prof. M. Beatriz Arias & Molly Fee Multilingual Matters (September 01, 2018)

In the last 20 years dual language education programs have increased in number and expanded in range. Whereas once they were predominantly focused at the elementary level, they now span from pre-K through to...


Teacher Leadership for Social Change in Bilingual and Bicultural Education

by Deborah K. Palmer Multilingual Matters (August 17, 2018)

Leadership takes on a tone of urgency when we are struggling for justice. At the same time, the right to lead – the agency to embrace a leadership identity – can also feel more distant when we are marginalized...


Spirituality and English Language Teaching

by Mary Shepard Wong & Ahmar Mahboob Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2018)

This collection of 16 reflective accounts and data-driven studies explores the interrelationship of religious identity and English Language Teaching (ELT). The chapters broaden a topic which has traditionally...


Multilingual Computer Assisted Language Learning

by Judith Buendgens-Kosten & Daniela Elsner Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2018)

Recent developments in education, such as the increasing linguistic diversity in school populations and the digital revolution which has led to new ways of being, learning and socialising, have brought about...


What Teachers Need to Know About Language

by Carolyn Temple Adger, Prof. Catherine E. Snow & Donna Christian Multilingual Matters (June 20, 2018)

Rising enrollments of students for whom English is not a first language mean that every teacher--whether teaching kindergarten or high school algebra--is a language teacher. This book explains what teachers...


Learning English at School

by Dr. Kelleen Toohey Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

This fully revised edition provides a comprehensive discussion of how insights and concepts from new materialism and posthumanism might be used in investigating second language learning and teaching in classrooms....


Understanding Language Use in the Classroom

by Susan J. Behrens Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that...


Educating Refugee-background Students

by Shawna Shapiro, Raichle Farrelly & Mary Jane Curry Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

This collection of empirical work offers an in-depth exploration of key issues in the education of adolescents and adults with refugee backgrounds residing in North America, Australia and Europe. These studies...


Immersion Education

by Pádraig Ó Duibhir Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

The body of research in this volume offers a detailed account of the success of young immersion learners of Irish in becoming competent speakers of the minority language. Taking account of in-class and out-of-class...


Understanding Language Use in the Classroom

by Susan J. Behrens Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that...


Grammar Acquisition and Processing Instruction

by Dr. Alessandro Benati & Prof. James F. Lee Multilingual Matters (October 03, 2008)

Research on Processing Instruction has so far investigated the primary effects of Processing Instruction. In this book the results of a series of experimental studies investigating possible secondary and cumulative...


Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings

by Stella Hurd & Tim Lewis Multilingual Matters (October 03, 2008)

Language learning strategies have been a topic of research for roughly three decades. Broadly speaking, that research has focused on classroom tuition, predominantly at secondary level. Increasingly, however,...


Creativity and Innovations in ELT Materials Development

by Dat Bao Multilingual Matters (March 05, 2018)

This book brings together renowned scholars and new voices to challenge current practices in ELT materials design in order to work towards optimal learning conditions. It proposes ideas and principles to improve...


Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI

by Leisy Wyman Multilingual Matters (July 03, 2012)

Detailing a decade of life and language use in a remote Alaskan Yup'ik community, Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance provides rare insight into young people's language brokering and...


The Common European Framework of Reference: The Globalisation of Language Education Policy

by Prof. Michael Byram & Lynne Parmenter Multilingual Matters (June 06, 2012)

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages was published a decade ago and has been influential ever since, not only in its European 'home' but throughout the world. This book traces the processes...


Language Teacher Psychology

by Sarah Mercer & Achilleas Kostoulas Multilingual Matters (December 15, 2017)

To date, the majority of work in language learning psychology has focused on the learner. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teacher psychology. This volume seeks to redress the imbalance...


Developing Intercultural Perspectives on Language Use

by Troy McConachy Multilingual Matters (November 15, 2017)

Many language teachers recognise the importance of integrating intercultural learning into language learning, but how this can be best achieved is not always apparent. This is particularly the case in foreign...


Global Academic Publishing

by Mary Jane Curry & Dr. Theresa Lillis Multilingual Matters (November 01, 2017)

This book reports on the state of academic journal publishing in a range of geolinguistic contexts, including locations where pressures to publish in English have developed more recently than in other parts...


Bilingual Childcare

by Victoria Benz Multilingual Matters (November 01, 2017)

This ethnographic study explores aspects of bilingual education in two early childhood German–English education centres in Australia. Using various sources of data and multiple methods of analysis, it investigates...


We Need to Talk

by Michael Theune & Bob Broad Multilingual Matters (October 24, 2017)

We evaluate poems constantly: as workshop leaders, competition judges and journal editors. But how do we judge the success of verse in these contexts? The authors propose an innovative method by which anyone...


English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education

by Annette Bradford & Howard Brown Multilingual Matters (October 19, 2017)

English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education provides a touchstone for higher education practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It enables readers to more clearly understand why policies concerning...


Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range

by Manuela Wagner, Dorie Conlon Perugini & Prof. Michael Byram Multilingual Matters (October 19, 2017)

This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations....


Changing Creative Writing in America

by Prof. Graeme Harper Multilingual Matters (September 18, 2017)

In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine Creative Writing in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching, learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical...


Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English

by Gloria Park Multilingual Matters (September 13, 2017)

This book is a powerful narrative of how six women experienced their lives alongside their desire to overcome the challenging and empowering nature of the English language. The volume shares who they are as...


Language, Education and Neoliberalism

by Mi-Cha Flubacher & Alfonso Del Percio Multilingual Matters (September 25, 2017)

This edited volume presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings, from bilingual education in the US, to migrant work...


Going Performative in Intercultural Education

by John Crutchfield & Manfred Schewe Multilingual Matters (August 24, 2017)

Over the last two decades drama pedagogy has helped to lay the foundations for a new teaching and learning culture, one that accentuates physicality and centres on performative experience. Signs of this ‘performative...