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Education & Language | Ecology of Language - Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 9

Ecology of Language

Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 9

Creese, Angela, Martin, Peter, Hornberger, Nancy (Eds.)

2010, XXII, 370p.


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  • Truly global coverage of language and education
  • Necessary reference for every university and college library topic
  • Essential research on ecology of language
  • The text of each review is followed by a reference list containing about 30 key references mentioned in the text
This volume on Ecology of Language presents chapters on ecologies of language, literacy and learning. The subject of language ecology is diversity within socio-political settings where the processes of language use create, reflect and challenge hierarchies and hegemonies. The volume covers the following topics: •Historical and theoretical perspectives •Language ecologies of selected countries and regions, focus on Asia, Australia, Africa •Language ecologies of dispersed and diasporic communities, esp. Chinese, Malay, Moroccan •Classroom language ecologies in multilingual contexts •Language ecology of literacies, oracies and discourses This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Bi/multilingual - Discourse - Language policy - Multilingual language policy - multilingual

Related subjects » Education & Language - Linguistics

Table of contents 

General Editor’s Introduction / Nancy H. Hornberger.- Introduction to Volume 9: Ecology of Language / Angela Creese and Peter Martin.- Contributors.- Reviewers.- Section 1: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives.- 1. A Human Rights Perspective on Language Ecology / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson.- 2. The Ecology of Language: Insight and Illusion / John Edwards

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