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Educational Linguistics

Language Development across the Life Span

The Impact of English on Education and Work in Iceland

Editors: Arnbjornsdottir, Birna, Ingvarsdóttir, Hafdís (Eds.)

  • Insights from multilayered mixed method research that maps out the impact of English on a traditionally monolingual society
  • Queries Iceland's language education policies and whether they serve their purpose as intended
  • Offers data from tertiary institutions as well as from the workplace
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This book offers insights from a seven-year study into the impact of English as an International Language at a national level, from the effect of rich English input on a previously monolingual people’s linguistic repertoire to its effect on the situated language use demanded of speakers who find themselves in a new linguistic environment for which they have not been prepared. The changes described in the book have occurred in a speech community that identifies strongly with the local language, but finds itself increasingly having to use another language to perform daily functions in education and work. Findings describe how the official language and educational policies have not addressed this new linguistic ecology of Iceland. The findings of these studies have larger international practical, educational, empirical, and theoretical implications and should be relevant to anyone interested in in the impact of English as an International Language.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Language Development Across the Life Span. English in Iceland: From Input to Output

    Arnbjörnsdóttir, Birna (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

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  • The Policies and Contexts that Frame English Education and Use in Iceland

    Arnbjörnsdóttir, Birna

    Pages 19-34

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  • English Exposure, Proficiency and Use in Iceland

    Arnbjörnsdóttir, Birna

    Pages 35-55

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  • English Exposure and Vocabulary Proficiency at the Onset of English Instruction

    Jóhannsdóttir, Ásrún

    Pages 57-78

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  • Learning and Using English: The Views of Learners at the End of Compulsory Education

    Ingvarsdóttir, Hafdís (et al.)

    Pages 79-94

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67804-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67803-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Development across the Life Span
Book Subtitle
The Impact of English on Education and Work in Iceland
Editors
  • Birna Arnbjornsdottir
  • Hafdís Ingvarsdóttir
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67804-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67804-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67803-0
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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