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Multilingual Education

Multilingual Education

Main editor: Andy Kirkpatrick

ISSN: 2191-5059 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13616

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  • A platform for research on all issues in language education, including education policies and language policies in multilingual societies
  • Focuses on issues and effects of the introduction of English as a curriculum subject and/or medium of instruction
  • Concentrates on the respective role and literacies in the mother tongue and local languages, national languages and English, in particular where the languages and scripts are non-cognate

Multilingual Education is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It publishes high-quality empirical research on education in multilingual societies. The journal publishes research findings that examine language learning, development and use in language contact and multilingual contexts, and that will shape language education policy and practices in multilingual societies.

The range of topics covered includes the effects of multilingual education and literacy education on the maintenance and development of multilingualism; the roles of vernaculars and 'local' languages, national languages, and English in education; the effects of multilingual and/or English language education on school dropout and retention rates; the effects of the 'internationalization' of universities worldwide; bilingual/multilingual acquisition of non-cognate and 'different-script' languages; and the role in multilingual education of other major languages such as Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin and Spanish.

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    Multilingual Education is a high-quality journal that publishes empirical research on education in multilingual societies. The journal publishes research findings that in addition to providing descriptions of language learning, development and use in language contact and multilingual contexts, will shape language education policy and practices in multilingual societies.

    Multilingual Education is highly relevant to researchers in language and education, language education professionals, and policy makers.

    The journal publishes research on matters such as:

    • the effects of multilingual education and literacy education on the maintenance and development of multilingualism.
    • the effects of the introduction of English as a curriculum subject and/or medium of instruction upon multilingual and literacy education.
    • the respective role(s) of vernaculars and 'local'languages, national languages and English in education, especially where the languages are of different language families, and scripts are different or languages lack an orthography.
    • the role in multilingual education of other major languages such as Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin and Spanish.
    • the effects of multilingual and/or English language education on school drop out and retention rates.
    • the effects of the 'internationalization' of universities worldwide, potential privileging of the English language and of knowledge published in English.
    • bilingual/multilingual acquisition of non-cognate and 'different-script' languages.
    • stakeholder attitudes toward notions of multilingualism and related notions of linguistic proficiency, standards, models and varieties.
    • critical evaluations of language policy and its implementation.
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