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A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education

by John E. Petrovic Multilingual Matters (November 24, 2014)

This provocative defense of language diversity works through the strengths and weaknesses of liberal political theory to inform language policy. The book presents the argument that policy must occupy the space...

Language Policy in Higher Education: The Case of Medium-Sized Languages

by F. Xavier Vila Moreno & Vanessa Bretxa Multilingual Matters (November 24, 2014)

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge...

Theorizing and Analyzing Agency in Second Language Learning: Interdisciplinary Approaches

by Ping Deters, Dr. Xuesong (Andy) Gao, Elizabeth R. Miller & Gergana Vitanova Multilingual Matters (November 24, 2014)

This book showcases how language learner agency can be understood and researched from varying perspectives by providing, for the first time, a collection of diverse approaches in one volume. The volume is organised...

Consciousness and Second Language Learning

by John Truscott Multilingual Matters (November 13, 2014)

This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning. It offers extensive background information on theories of consciousness and provides a detailed consideration of both the nature of...

Pronunciation in EFL Instruction: A Research-Based Approach

by Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska Multilingual Matters (December 05, 2014)

In view of recent debates on the global spread of English and its international lingua franca role, what pronunciation models are appropriate for millions of EFL learners? Which aspects of English phonetics...

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers

by Julia Irwin & Dina Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers will not only familiarize anyone who reads to young children with the essentials of promoting early and emerging...

Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning

by Zoltan Dornyei, Dr. Peter D. MacIntyre & Alastair Henry Multilingual Matters (October 03, 2014)

This landmark volume offers a collection of conceptual papers and empirical research studies that investigate the dynamics of language learning motivation from a complex dynamic systems perspective. The contributors...

Challenging the Monolingual Mindset

by Prof. John Hajek & Yvette Slaughter Multilingual Matters (October 02, 2014)

This volume illustrates the distinctive and interconnected use of languages in increasingly diversified communities, examining a range of multilingual contexts, including post-migration settlement, language...

Discontinuity in Second Language Acquisition: The Switch Between Statistical and Grammatical Learning

by Stefano Rastelli Multilingual Matters (September 12, 2014)

With a particular focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process and thus that some items might be...

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education: Opportunities and Challenges

by Dr. Jean Conteh & Gabriela Meier Multilingual Matters (September 16, 2014)

Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the 'multilingual turn' in languages education...

The Impact of Self-Concept on Language Learning

by Kata Csizer & Michael Magid Multilingual Matters (August 27, 2014)

This edited volume seeks to highlight the effects of self-concept on L2 learning and teaching by considering a wide range of theories as well as their practical application. The book is divided into four sections...

Measuring L2 Proficiency: Perspectives from Sla

by Pascale Leclercq, Amanda Edmonds & Heather Hilton Multilingual Matters (June 23, 2014)

The creation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has given rise to interest and debate among policy makers, testers, teachers and researchers alike in the reliability and feasibility...

The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making

by Elizabeth R. Miller Multilingual Matters (May 22, 2014)

This book is the first to explore the constitution of language learner agency by drawing on performativity theory, an approach that remains on the periphery of second language research. Though many scholars...

Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

by Dr. ZhaoHong Han Multilingual Matters (May 08, 2014)

Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate...

Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, PreK-12

by Kathryn L. Bauserman, Linda E. Martin, Diana J. Quatroche & Sherry Kragler et al. The Guilford Press (April 16, 2014)

This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD) and addresses practical issues in implementation. Leading authorities describe innovative practices...

Rethinking Language and Culture in Japanese Education: Beyond the Standard

by Shinji Sato & Neriko Musha Doerr Multilingual Matters (April 01, 2014)

How does language or culture come to be standardized to the degree that it is considered 'homogeneous'? How does teaching language relate to such standardization processes? How can teaching be mindful of the...

Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

by Prof. Vivian Cook & Prof. David Singleton Multilingual Matters (April 02, 2014)

This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second...

Multilingual Universities in South Africa: Reflecting Society in Higher Education

by Dr. Liesel Hibbert & Christa van der Walt Multilingual Matters (April 03, 2014)

Focusing on the use of African languages in higher education, this book showcases South African higher education practitioners' attempts to promote a multilingual ethos in their classes. It is a first-time overview...

Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics

by Rémi A. van Compernolle Multilingual Matters (January 29, 2014)

The book outlines a framework for teaching second language pragmatics grounded in Vygotskian sociocultural psychology. The framework focuses on the appropriation of sociopragmatic concepts as psychological tools...

Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation

by Raqib Chowdhury & Dr. Phan Le Ha Multilingual Matters (January 22, 2014)

This book addresses how Western universities have constructed themselves as global providers of education, and are driven to be globally competitive. It examines how the term 'international' has been exploited...

Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts: Sociolinguistic and Educational Perspectives

by Agnieszka Otwinowska & Dr. Gessica De Angelis Multilingual Matters (January 06, 2014)

It is clearly illogical to search for one good, universal solution for multilingual education when educational contexts differ so widely due to demographic and social factors. The situation is further complicated...

Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality: From Premise to Practice

by Dr. Tammy Gregersen & Dr. Peter D. MacIntyre Multilingual Matters (December 11, 2013)

This book closes the gap between theory and classroom application by capitalizing on learners' individuality in second or foreign language learning. The book examines the existing literature and theoretical...

Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Asian Perspectives

by Roger Barnard & James McLellan Multilingual Matters (December 11, 2013)

In the complex, multilingual societies of the 21st century, codeswitching is an everyday occurrence, and yet the use of students' first language in the English language classroom has been consistently discouraged...

The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America

by Regina Cortina Multilingual Matters (December 11, 2013)

This groundbreaking volume describes unprecedented changes in education across Latin America, resulting from the endorsement of Indigenous peoples' rights through the development of intercultural bilingual education....

Managing Diversity in Education: Languages, Policies, Pedagogies

by Prof. David Little, Dr. Constant Leung & Piet Van Avermaet Multilingual Matters (November 08, 2013)

Diversity - social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic - poses a challenge to all educational systems. Some authorities, schools and teachers look upon it as a problem, an obstacle to the achievement of national...

Solutions for the Assessment of Bilinguals

by Dr. Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole Multilingual Matters (September 27, 2013)

Solutions for the Assessment of Bilinguals presents innovative solutions for the evaluation of language abilities and proficiency in multilingual speakers - and by extension, the evaluation of their cognitive...

Issues in the Assessment of Bilinguals

by Dr. Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole Multilingual Matters (September 27, 2013)

With growing mass migration across the globe, researchers, practitioners, educators and policy makers are increasingly faced with rising numbers of multilingual children and adults. This volume raises key issues...

Language Learning Motivation in Japan

by Matthew T. Apple, Dr. Dexter Da Silva & Terry Fellner Multilingual Matters (September 27, 2013)

This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context carried out by internationally recognized researchers and upcoming researcher-educators working in various educational...

Developing Critical Languaculture Pedagogies in Higher Education: Theory and Practice

by Adriana Raquel Díaz Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2013)

Despite widespread agreement about the need to develop interculturally competent graduates, there is a lack of agreement about how this goal may be achieved in practice. This is significant as universities around...

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8

by W. W. Denslow, Judy Cova Kelly & Kathleen Kryza Skyhorse (February 01, 2012)

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 38 provides a fun and engaging approach for developing effective test-taking skills in children. Chapters detail the coaching of test thinkers, test-reading strategies,...

Learning at Home Pre K-3

by Ann C. Barbour Skyhorse (December 19, 2011)

Families play a critical role in helping young children develop a solid academic foundation and love of learning. Numerous examples have proven time and again that children's learning behavior is strongest when...

Inclusive Language Education and Digital Technology

by Elina Vilar Beltran, Dr. Chris Abbott & Jane Jones Multilingual Matters (May 15, 2013)

This volume brings together chapters which collectively address issues relating to inclusive language education and technology. Topics include language teaching to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and students with...

English and Development: Policy, Pedagogy and Globalization

by Elizabeth J. Erling & Philip Seargeant Multilingual Matters (May 16, 2013)

This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development, as this is both discursively promoted (particularly through language policy) and practically realized in developing...

Native-Speakerism in Japan: Intergroup Dynamics in Foreign Language Education

by Stephanie Ann Houghton & Assoc. Prof. Damian J. Rivers Multilingual Matters (February 19, 2013)

The relative status of native and non-native speaker language teachers within educational institutions has long been an issue worldwide but until recently, the voices of teachers articulating their own concerns...

Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education: An Introduction Through Narratives

by Prof. Merrill Swain, Dr. Penny Kinnear & Linda Steinman Multilingual Matters (December 16, 2010)

In this accessible introduction to Vygotskyian sociocultural theory, narratives illuminate key concepts of the theory. These key concepts, addressed across seven chapters, include mediation; Zone of Proximal...

Testing the Untestable in Language Education

by Amos Paran & Dr. Lies Sercu Multilingual Matters (June 07, 2010)

The testing and assessment of language competence continues to be a much debated issue in foreign language teaching and research. This book is the first one to address the testing of four important dimensions...

The Sociolinguistic Competence of Immersion Students

by Raymond Mougeon, Terry Nadasdi & Katherine Rehner Multilingual Matters (January 28, 2010)

This book reports the findings of an extensive research project on the acquisition of the native norms of spoken French variation by French immersion students who have learnt their second language primarily...

Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self

by Zoltan Dornyei & Dr. Ema Ushioda Multilingual Matters (January 12, 2009)

Due to its theoretical and educational significance within the language learning process, the study of L2 motivation has been an important area of second language acquisition research for several decades. Over...

Sociolinguistics and Language Education

by Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger & Dr. Sandra Lee McKay Multilingual Matters (June 17, 2010)

This book, addressed to experienced and novice language educators, provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, reflecting changes in the global situation and the continuing evolution of the field and...

Lexical Processing in Second Language Learners: Papers and Perspectives in Honour of Paul Meara

by Tess Fitzpatrick & Dr. Andy Barfield Multilingual Matters (May 20, 2009)

This book presents studies from authors at the cutting edge of second language vocabulary research, whose output represents much of the current focus and direction of work in this area. The authors address various...

Early Learning of Modern Foreign Languages: Processes and Outcomes

by Marianne Nikolov Multilingual Matters (February 27, 2009)

Modern languages are offered to young learners at an increasingly early age in many countries; yet few publications have focused on what is available to children in different contexts. This volume fills this...

Age and the Rate of Foreign Language Learning

by Carmen Muñoz Multilingual Matters (July 07, 2006)

This book examines the various ways in which age affects the process and the product of foreign language learning in a school setting. It presents studies that cover a wide range of topics, from phonetics to...

An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching

by Prof. John Corbett Multilingual Matters (November 11, 2003)

Intercultural language education has redefined the modern languages agenda in Europe and North America. Now intercultural learning is also beginning to impact on English Language Teaching. This accessible book...

Investigating Pragmatics in Foreign Language Learning, Teaching and Testing

by Dr. Eva Alcón Soler & Alicia Martinez-Flor Multilingual Matters (July 18, 2007)

The book focuses on investigating pragmatic learning, teaching and testing in foreign language contexts. The volume brings together research that investigates these three areas in different formal language learning...

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

by Prof. Michael Byram, Adam Nichols & Dr. David Stevens Multilingual Matters (July 25, 2001)

It is now widely recognised that learning a language should not just involve linguistic competence but also intercultural competence. It is also clear that intercultural competence can be developed through related...

Continua of Biliteracy: An Ecological Framework for Educational Policy, Research, and Practice in Multilingual Settings

by Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger Multilingual Matters (May 23, 2003)

Biliteracy - the use of two or more languages in and around writing- is an inescapable feature of lives and schools worldwide, yet one which most educational policy and practice continue blithely to ignore....

Language Teacher Identities: Co-constructing Discourse and Community

by Dr. Matthew Clarke Multilingual Matters (June 06, 2008)

Set in the rapidly changing world of the contemporary United Arab Emirates and bringing together detailed linguistic analysis with cutting edge social theory, this book explores the development of the first...

Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts

by Dr. Margaret A. DuFon & Dr. Eton E. Churchill Multilingual Matters (January 18, 2006)

Examining the overseas experience of language learners in diverse contexts through a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, studies in this volume look at the acquisition of language use, socialization...

Spanish Speakers in the USA

by Janet M. Fuller Multilingual Matters (December 14, 2012)

Spanish Speakers in the USA explores the relationship between language and culture both as specific to Latin@s and as a generalizable example of linguistic and cultural diversity. The concept of identity is...

A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice

by Trudie Maria Booth UPA (November 11, 2009)

This comprehensive manual thoroughly covers every aspect of French grammar, from the basic to the most advanced level, and illustrates the grammatical structures with useful, practical and interesting examples....