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Multilingual Education

Trilingualism in Education in China: Models and Challenges

Editors: Feng, Anwei, Adamson, Bob (Eds.)

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  • The first volume to offer a holistic understanding of the language diversity in China and its implications on education that affect a minority population of 100 million
  • A unique resource for information on L1 (minority home language), L2 (Mandarin Chinese) and L3 (English) use and provision for indigenous minority groups in China and the social issues that go with them
  • Uses a new methodology that encompasses policy analysis, community language profiles, as well as school-based fieldwork in order to provide rich data that facilitates multilevel analysis of policy-in-context
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This book examines language policies and practices in schools in regions of China populated by indigenous minority groups. It focuses on models of trilingual education, i.e. education in the home language, Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese, the national language), and English (the main foreign language). Special attention is given to the study of the vitality of the minority home language in each region and issues relating to and the effects of the teaching and learning of the minority home language on minority students’ acquisition of Mandarin Chinese and English and on their school performance in general. The book also examines the case of Cantonese in Guangdong, where the local Chinese ‘dialect’ is strong but distant from the mainstream language, Putonghua. It takes a new approach to researching sociolinguistic phenomena, and presents a new methodology that emerged from studies of bi/trilingualism in European societies and was then tailored to the trilingual context in China. The methodology encompasses policy analysis and community language profiles, as well as school-based fieldwork, and provides rich data that facilitate multilevel analysis of policy-in-context.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Researching Trilingualism and Trilingual Education in China

    Pages 1-21

    Feng, Anwei (et al.)

  • Four Models of Mongolian Nationality Schools in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region

    Pages 25-45

    Dong, Fang (et al.)

  • Trilingual Education in China’s Korean Communities

    Pages 47-64

    Zhang, Zhen’ai (et al.)

  • Language Learning and Empowerment: Languages in Education for Uyghurs in Xinjiang

    Pages 65-99

    Sunuodula, Mamtimyn (et al.)

  • Ethnolinguistic Vitality, Language Attitudes and Language Education in Tibetan Schools in Qinghai

    Pages 103-115

    Ma, Fu (et al.)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9352-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
Softcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trilingualism in Education in China: Models and Challenges
Editors
  • Anwei Feng
  • Bob Adamson
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9352-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9352-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9351-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0800-3
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 258
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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