February 18, 2011

Book: Educational Linguistics in Practice

From http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693525

Educational Linguistics in Practice: Applying the Local Globally and the Global Locally
Edited by Francis M. Hult and Kendall A. King
Published by Multilingual Matters

Description: 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 but also expanding on Nancy Hornberger's ground-breaking contributions to educational linguistics, this book brings together leading international scholars. Chapters present new research and cutting-edge syntheses addressing current theoretical and methodological issues in researching equity, access, and multilingual education. Organized around three central themes --- bilingual education and bilingualism, the continua of biliteracy, and policy and planning for linguistic diversity in education --- the volume reflects the holistic and dynamic perspective on language (in) education that is the hallmark of educational linguistics as a field.

Visit the publisher’s website at http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693525

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