Ecology of Language

Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 9

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

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include language planning and policy; bilingualism, bilingual education and biliteracy; and the ethnography of communication. Angela Creese is professor in Educational Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. Peter Martin, a leading authority on Asian languages and multilingual education, passed away in 2009.

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"Newcomers to the field can find a good summary of relevant research, as all the chapters are rich in references to previous studies of the problem." Dr. Anna Gonerko-Frej, Linguist, 22.3774.


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Language
Book Subtitle
Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 9
Editors
  • Angela Creese
  • Peter Martin
  • Nancy Hornberger
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-9491-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 370
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