Springer International Handbooks of Education

Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education

Editors: Trifonas, Peter Pericles, Aravossitas, Themistoklis (Eds.)

  • Offers a timely international handbook on heritage language education
  • Addresses questions of social, linguistic, and cultural difference in language education, in a global context
  • Enables readers to consider language education in relation to principles of educational equity and social justice
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This volume covers the multidimensional and international field of Heritage Language Education, including concepts, practices, and the correlation between culture and language from the perspectives of pedagogy and research. Heritage Language Learning is a new dimension in both the linguistic and pedagogic sciences, and is linked to processes of identity negotiation and cultural inheritance. It is a distinct pedagogical and curricular domain that is not exhausted within the domains of bilingualism and second or foreign language education. A heritage language is not a second or foreign language, it is the vehicle whereby cultural memory is transmitted over time, across distances, communities, and generations. Heritage languages play an important role ensuring the balance between coherence and pluralism in contemporary societies that have come to realize that diversity is an advantage for social, cultural, and economic reasons.

The volume includes topics like First Nation indigenous languages, languages in diaspora, immigrant and minority languages, and contributions from North, central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It addresses the social, linguistic, and cultural issues in educational contexts in a new way by taking up questions of globalization, difference, community, identity, democracy, ethics, politics, technology, language rights and cultural policies through the evolving field of Heritage Language Education.

About the authors

Peter Pericles Trifonas is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. His areas of interest include converging literacies, ethics, philosophy of education, cultural studies, and technology. Among his books are Deconstructing the Machine (with Jacques Derrida); International Handbook of Semiotics; CounterTexts:  Reading Culture; Revolutionary Pedagogies:  Cultural Politics, Instituting Education, and the Discourse of Theory; The Ethics of Writing: Derrida, Deconstruction, and Pedagogy; Institutions, Education, and the Right to Philosophy (with Jacques Derrida); Roland Barthes and the Empire of Signs; Umberto Eco & Football; Pedagogies of Difference.

Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek language and culture at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto and at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics of York University. He holds a bachelor of education from the University of Athens, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He specializes in teacher education, heritage languages and knowledge media design. Having served as a school teacher in Europe and Canada, he is currently investigating the status of heritage language programs and community languages in Ontario. As a SSHRC-Canada post-doctoral research fellow at the University of the Aegean, Themistoklis is designing a portal and online learning tools for heritage language learners. His research interests include teacher education, language, culture and pedagogy, multilingual education and knowledge media. He has co-edited the book Rethinking Heritage Language Education. 

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Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Heritage and Language: Cultural Diversity and Education

    Trifonas, Peter Pericles (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Developing Metacognition and Interculturality in Heritage Language Learners

    Xu, Hui Ling (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • Heritage Language Speakers in the University Classroom, Doing Research

    Nagy, Naomi

    Pages 53-73

  • Heritage Language Learners in Mixed University Classes: Language Skills, Attitudes, and Implications for Curriculum Development

    Oikonomakou, Marianthi (et al.)

    Pages 75-113

  • Unacknowledged Negotiations: Bilingual Students Report on How They Negotiate Their Languages Within the Monolingual Primary School System in Cyprus

    Fincham-Louis, Katherine

    Pages 115-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education
Editors
  • Peter Pericles Trifonas
  • Themistoklis Aravossitas
Series Title
Springer International Handbooks of Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-44694-3
Print ISBN
978-3-319-44692-9
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44693-6
Series ISSN
2197-1951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 844
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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