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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...


English Language as Hydra: Its Impacts on Non-English Language Cultures

by Vaughan Rapatahana & Pauline Bunce Multilingual Matters (June 22, 2012)

English Language as Hydra argues that, far too often, the English language industry has become a swirling, beguiling monster, unashamedly intent on challenging local lingua-diversity and threatening individual...


Illegitimate Practices

by Jacqueline Widin Multilingual Matters (August 06, 2010)

ELT education, as a commodity, takes many forms in countries all over the world. This book questions how the benefits of international English language education projects are distributed. The critical issues...


Social Justice through Multilingual Education

by Dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Prof. Robert Phillipson, Prof. Ajit K. Mohanty & Minati Panda Multilingual Matters (August 20, 2009)

The principles for enabling children to become fully proficient multilinguals through schooling are well known. Even so, most indigenous/tribal, minority and marginalised children are not provided with appropriate...


Who’s Afraid of Multilingual Education?

by Amir Kalan Multilingual Matters (July 27, 2016)

More than 70 languages are spoken in contemporary Iran, yet all governmental correspondence and educational textbooks must be written in Farsi. To date, the Iranian mother tongue debate has remained far from...


Linguistic Genocide or Superdiversity?

by Reetta Toivanen & Janne Saarikivi Multilingual Matters (July 01, 2016)

Are we facing an immense wave of language death or a period of remarkable new linguistic variation? Or both? This book answers this question by analysing studies of language endangerment and loss along with...


Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching

by Mario E. López-Gopar Multilingual Matters (May 27, 2016)

This book tells the story of a project in Mexico which aimed to decolonize primary English teaching by building on research that suggests Indigenous students are struggling in educational systems and are discriminated...


Why English?

by Pauline Bunce, Prof. Robert Phillipson, Vaughan Rapatahana & Ruanni Tupas Multilingual Matters (May 27, 2016)

This book explores the ways and means by which English threatens the vitality and diversity of other languages and cultures in the modern world. Using the metaphor of the Hydra monster from ancient Greek mythology,...


Towards Openly Multilingual Policies and Practices

by Dr. Johanna Laakso, Anneli Sarhimaa, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark & Reetta Toivanen Multilingual Matters (February 04, 2016)

This book investigates the maintenance of multilingualism and minority languages in 12 different minority communities across Europe, all of which are underrepresented in international minority language studies....