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Language, Culture and Identity in Two Chinese Community Schools More than One Way of Being Chinese?

Author: Sara Ganassin | Hardback | 9781788927222

This book investigates the social, political and educational role of community language education in migratory contexts. It draws on an ethnographic study that investigates the significance of Mandarin-Chinese community schooling in Britain as an intercultural space for those involved.…

Tasks, Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom A Portrait of Adolescent Writing in Multiple Languages

Author: Sofía Martín-Laguna | Hardback | 9781788923644

This book reports on a longitudinal study of the acquisition of pragmatic markers in written discourse in a third language (English) by secondary students living in the bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) Valencian Community in Spain. It examines pragmatic transfer, specifically positive transfer, in multilingual students from a holistic per…

Adult Minority Language Learning Motivation, Identity and Target Variety

Author: Colin J. Flynn | Hardback | 9781788927031

This book examines the role of affective variables in the process of learning a minority language. It presents a comprehensive account of how adult learners’ attitude, motivation and identity are related to their awareness of, and commitment to, different dialects and varieties as target speech models.…

Language Education in a Changing World Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Rod Bolitho, Richard Rossner | Paperback | 9781788927840

This book considers the importance of language education in a rapidly changing world. The authors look at language education from different perspectives: the teaching and learning of foreign or second languages; the role of literacy, oracy and language across the curriculum; the part played by different stakeholders in educational policy…

Language Teacher Recognition Narratives of Filipino English Teachers in Japan

Author: Alison Stewart | Hardback | 9781788927895

This book presents the career narratives of an under-researched group of teachers: immigrant Filipino teachers of English working mainly with young and very young learners in Japan. It provides a nuanced and revealing critique of poststructuralist views of identity and proposes recognition theories as an alternative perspective.…

The Dynamics of Language and Inequality in Education Social and Symbolic Boundaries in the Global South

Edited by: Joel Austin Windle, Dánie de Jesus, Lesley Bartlett | Paperback | 9781788926935

This book contributes new perspectives from the Global South on the ways in which linguistic and discursive boundaries shape inequalities in educational contexts, ranging from Amazonian missions to Mongolian universities. Through critical ethnographic and sociolinguistic analysis, the chapters explore how such boundaries contribute to th…

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The Role of Interpreting in Difficult International Negotiations

This month we are publishing Essays on Conference Interpreting by James Nolan. In this post the author explains the role of interpreting in difficult international negotiations. Commonalities and Groups Negotiating difficulty stems from adversarial positions between two countries or from distances between them in the global geopolitical arena that make it hard to bridge the … Continue reading The Role of Interpreting in Difficult International Negotiations

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