Minority languages and multilingual education : bridging the local and the global / volume 18

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Imprint:Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 220 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series:Educational Linguistics, 1572-0292 ; volume 18
Educational linguistics ; v.18.
Subject:Multilingual education.
Linguistic minorities.
Language Education.
Applied Linguistics.
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Linguistic minorities.
Multilingual education.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11082156
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Other authors / contributors:Gorter, D. (Durk), editor.
Zenotz, Victoria, editor.
Cenoz, Jasone, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 11, 2013).
Summary:This book presents research on the situation minority language school children face when they need to learn languages of international communication, in particular English. The book takes minority languages as a starting point and it bridges local and global perspectives in the analysis of multilingual education contexts. It examines the interaction of minority languages and cultures, majority languages and lingua franca-s in a variety of settings across different regions and countries on all continents. Even though all chapters in this book involve minority languages, the issues discussed are relevant to any context in which more than language is used in education. The book reveals challenges and opportunities of multilingual education by discussing issues such as Northern and Southern concepts, language education policies, language diversity, interethnic understanding, multimodal language practices, power, conflict, identity and prestige, among many others.
Other form:Print version: Minority languages and multilingual education. 9400773161 9789400773165
Standard no.:10.1007/978-94-007-7317-2