Sociolinguistics and Language Education

Sociolinguistics and Language Education PDF Author: Nancy H. Hornberger
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847694012
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 592
Book Description
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 its relevance to language education around the world. Topics covered include nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, gender and ethnicity, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, and ideologies and power. Whether considering the role of English as an international language or innovative initiatives in Indigenous language revitalization, in every context of the world sociolinguistic perspectives highlight the fluid and flexible use of language in communities and classrooms, and the importance of teacher practices that open up spaces of awareness and acceptance of --and access to--the widest possible communicative repertoire for students.

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching PDF Author: Sandra Lee McKay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521484343
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 498
Book Description
This text provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. This book provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the basic areas of sociolinguistics, including regional and social variations in dialects, language and gender, World English, and intercultural communication. Each chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has done extensive research on the topic explored. This is the first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of current theory and research in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Sociolinguistics and Language Education

Sociolinguistics and Language Education PDF Author: Nancy H. Hornberger
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847692826
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 592
Book Description
This book provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, including topics of nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, ideologies and power, across language education contexts ranging from the teaching of English as an international language to Indigenous language revitalization.

Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts

Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts PDF Author: Agnieszka Otwinowska
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783091258
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 260
Book Description
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 by the motivations of learners and teachers, and by attitudes towards multilingualism and ‘otherness’. The studies in this volume seek to investigate not only whether certain solutions and practices are ‘good’, but also when and for whom they make sense. The book covers a wide range of Western multilingual contexts, and uncovers common themes and practices, shared aims and preoccupations, and often similar solutions, within seemingly diverse contexts. In addition to chapters based on empirical data, this book offers theoretical contributions in the shape of a discussion of the appropriateness of L1-Ln terminology when discussing complex multilingual realities, and looks at how the age factor works in classroom settings.

The Role of Linguistics and Sociolinguistics in Language Education and Policy

The Role of Linguistics and Sociolinguistics in Language Education and Policy PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Language and languages
Languages : en
Pages : 20
Book Description


The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International Contexts

The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International Contexts PDF Author: Edith Esch
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783034310093
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 263
Book Description
In many parts of the world the language education scenario is increasingly dynamic, as demographic, economic and social changes powerfully influence socio-political agendas in the sphere of language education. These in turn impact on complex issues such as linguistic pluralism, multiculturalism, and marginalization. This is especially so in the sphere of second language education where local, national and regional concerns often dominate the objectives underpinning policy choice and prioritisation.<BR> This volume brings together scholars and researchers from a wide range of different educational contexts and turns a sociolinguistic lens on some of the key areas of concern for researchers in language education: critical awareness of power and identity issues; competence in dealing with new sociolinguistic repertoires, modalities and literacies; ethical concerns for all who are involved. The 'case study' approach enables the reader to reflect on and critically engage with these issues in a rich variety of contextual situations, and the volume as a whole provides a useful overview of (second) language education in the world today.

Theorizing and Analyzing Agency in Second Language Learning

Theorizing and Analyzing Agency in Second Language Learning PDF Author: Ping Deters
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783092912
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 283
Book Description
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 into three main sections:the first sections offers an introduction to varying theoretical approaches to agency; the second section presents analyses of agency in a variety of empirical studies; and the third section focuses on the pedagogical implications of data-based studies of agency. The volume includes the work of researchers working in languages including English (ESL and EFL), Greek, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Truku (an indigenous language in Taiwan) and with both child and adult language learners. This collection will serve as a key reference for researchers of language learning and teaching, sociolinguistics and language and identity.

International Perspectives on English Language Teacher Education

International Perspectives on English Language Teacher Education PDF Author: T. Farrell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137440066
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 202
Book Description
The chapters in this volume outline and discuss examples of teacher educators in diverse global contexts who have provided successful self-initiated innovations for their teacher learners. The collection suggests that a way forward for second language teacher preparation programs is through 'reflective practice as innovation'.

International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts

International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts PDF Author: Sandra Lee McKay
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 236
Book Description
Present-day globalization, migration, and the spread of English have resulted in a great diversity of social and educational contexts in which English learning is taking place. A basic assumption of this book is that because English is an international language, effective pedagogical decisions cannot be made without giving special attention to the many varied contexts in which English is taught and learned. Its unique value is the combination of three strands – globalization, sociolinguistics, and English as an international language – in one focused volume specifically designed for language teachers, providing explicit links between sociolinguistic concepts and language pedagogy. International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts: fully recognizes the relationship between social context and language teaching describes the social and sociolinguistic factors that affect the teaching and learning of English examines how the social context is influential in determining which languages are promoted in schools and society and how these languages are taught is unique in directly relating basic constructs in sociolinguistics to English language teaching features case studies that illustrate the diversity of English teaching contexts Directed to a wide TESOL and applied linguistics professional readership, this text will be particularly useful and effective for pre-service and in-service professional development in TESOL for K-12 and higher education levels.

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics PDF Author: Bernard Spolsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470693320
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 704
Book Description
The Handbook of Educational Linguistics is a dynamic, scientifically grounded overview revealing the complexity of this growing field while remaining accessible for students, researchers, language educators, curriculum developers, and educational policy makers. A single volume overview of educational linguistics, written by leading specialists in its many relevant fields Takes into account the diverse theoretical foundations, core themes, major findings, and practical applications of educational linguistics Highlights the multidisciplinary reach of educational linguistics Reflects the complexity of this growing field, whilst remaining accessible to a wide audience