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The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy and the Us Labor Market

by Rebecca M. Callahan & Patricia C. Gándara Multilingual Matters (September 01, 2014)

The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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,...


Thinking and Speaking in Two Languages

by Dr. Aneta Pavlenko Multilingual Matters (January 19, 2011)

Until recently, the history of debates about language and thought has been a history of thinking of language in the singular. The purpose of this volume is to reverse this trend and to begin unlocking the mysteries...


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...


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...


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...


Language Planning and Policy in Native America: History, Theory, Praxis

by Teresa L. McCarty Multilingual Matters (January 25, 2013)

Comprehensive in scope and rich in detail, this book explores language planning, language education, and language policy for diverse Native American peoples across time, space, and place. Based on long-term...


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....


English Learners Left Behind

by Assist. Prof. Kate Menken Multilingual Matters (February 27, 2008)

In the wake of recent federal legislation entitled No Child Left Behind, high-stakes standardized testing for accountability purposes is being emphasized in educational systems across the U.S. for all students...


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...


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...


Second Language Socialization and Learner Agency

by Lyn Wright Fogle Multilingual Matters (August 02, 2012)

This book examines how Russian-speaking adoptees in three US families actively shape opportunities for language learning and identity construction in everyday interactions. By focusing on a different practice...


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...


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...


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....


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...


Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI

by Prof. M. Beatriz Arias & Prof. Christian Faltis Multilingual Matters (April 16, 2012)

This volume is a unique contribution to the study of language policy and education for English Learners because it focuses on the decade long implementation of "English Only" in Arizona. How this policy influences...


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...


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...


English Language Teaching in South America

by Lía D. Kamhi-Stein, Gabriel Diaz Maggioli & Luciana C. de Oliveira Multilingual Matters (May 23, 2017)

This book investigates new English language policies and initiatives which have been introduced and implemented across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela. Chapters are organized...


New Perspectives on Translanguaging and Education

by BethAnne Paulsrud, Jenny Rosén, Boglárka Straszer & Dr. Åsa Wedin Multilingual Matters (May 16, 2017)

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....


Academic Biliteracies

by Dr. David M. Palfreyman & Christa van der Walt Multilingual Matters (March 02, 2017)

Research on academic literacy within higher education has focused almost exclusively on the development of academic literacy in English. This book is unique in showing how students use other languages when they...


Language Policy for the Multilingual Classroom

by Dr. Christine Hélot & Dr. Muiris Ó Laoire Multilingual Matters (June 08, 2011)

With contributions from leading scholars all around the world, this volume underlines the ever-pressing need for new language in education policies to include all learners’ voices in the multilingual classroom...


Rethinking Bilingual Education in Postcolonial Contexts

by Feliciano Chimbutane Multilingual Matters (May 18, 2011)

This book calls for critical adaptations when theories of bilingual education, based on practices in the North, are applied to the countries of the global South. For example, it challenges the assumption that...


English Language Education Across Greater China

by Dr. Anwei Feng Multilingual Matters (February 01, 2011)

This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and, at the same time, in-depth examination of the spread of English and English language education across Greater China. It consists of two parts. Part 1 presents...


Educational Linguistics in Practice

by Francis M. Hult & Prof. Kendall A. King Multilingual Matters (February 23, 2011)

This volume provides a state-of-the-art snapshot of language and education research and demonstrates ways in which local and global processes are intertwined with language learning, use, and policies. Reflecting...


Language Use in the Two-Way Classroom

by Renée DePalma Multilingual Matters (August 05, 2010)

Based on an extended ethnographic study of a dual language (Spanish-English) Kindergarten, this book takes a critical look at children's linguistic (and non-linguistic) interactions and the ways that teaching...


Immersion Education

by Dr. Diane J. Tedick, Donna Christian & Dr. Tara Williams Fortune Multilingual Matters (July 05, 2011)

This volume builds on Fortune and Tedick’s 2008 Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education and showcases the practice and promise of immersion education through in-depth investigations...


Social Justice Language Teacher Education

by Dr. Margaret R. Hawkins Multilingual Matters (October 06, 2011)

Social justice language teacher education is a response to the acknowledgement that there are social/societal inequities that shape access to learning and educational achievement. In social justice language...


Language Diversity in the Classroom

by Prof. John Edwards Multilingual Matters (November 16, 2009)

This book provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. A thorough analysis of the sources and implications of social “disadvantage” is presented first, since the nonstandard...


The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States

by Prof. Terrence G. Wiley, Dr. Jin Sook Lee & Prof. Russell W Rumberger Multilingual Matters (October 28, 2009)

The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States draws from quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to inform educational policy and practice. It is based on cutting-edge research...


Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms

by Dr. Richard Barwell Multilingual Matters (September 15, 2009)

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...


Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

by Colin Baker & Prof. Wayne E. Wright Multilingual Matters (February 22, 2017)

The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century. Written in a compact...


Multilingualism and Creativity

by Assoc. Prof. Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin Multilingual Matters (September 03, 2012)

In this monograph, Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin presents the results of his empirical investigation into the impact of multilingual practice on an individual's creative potential. Until now, the relationship between...


Translanguaging in Higher Education

by Catherine M. Mazak & Kevin S. Carroll Multilingual Matters (December 09, 2016)

This book examines translanguaging in higher education and provides clear examples of what translanguaging looks like in practice in particular contexts around the world. While higher education has historically...


Honoring Richard Ruiz and his Work on Language Planning and Bilingual Education

by Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger Multilingual Matters (November 21, 2016)

Richard Ruiz has inspired generations of scholars in language planning and multilingual education with his unique orientations to language as a problem, a right and a resource. This volume attests to the far-reaching...


Latino Immigrant Youth and Interrupted Schooling

by Marguerite Lukes Multilingual Matters (February 17, 2015)

This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with...


Multilingualism and Creativity

by Assoc. Prof. Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin Multilingual Matters (September 03, 2012)

In this monograph, Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin presents the results of his empirical investigation into the impact of multilingual practice on an individual's creative potential. Until now, the relationship between...


Language, Power and Pedagogy

by Prof. Jim Cummins Multilingual Matters (September 22, 2000)

Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the...


Restrictive Language Policy in Practice

by Amy J. Heineke Multilingual Matters (October 20, 2016)

As the most restrictive language policy context in the United States, Arizona’s monolingual and prescriptive approach to teaching English learners continues to capture international attention. More than five...


Sociolinguistic Variation and Acquisition in Two-Way Language Immersion

by Rebecca Lurie Starr Multilingual Matters (October 20, 2016)

This book investigates the acquisition of sociolinguistic knowledge in the early elementary school years of a Mandarin-English two-way immersion program in the United States. Using ethnographic observation and...


Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education

by Tarja Nikula, Emma Dafouz, Pat Moore & Dr. Ute Smit Multilingual Matters (July 27, 2016)

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a form of education that combines language and content learning objectives, a shared concern with other models of bilingual education. While CLIL research has...