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Multilingual Education

Becoming Bilingual in School and Home in Tibetan Areas of China: Stories of Struggle

Authors: LaMuCuo, YiXi

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  • Offers a historic picture of the development of bilingualism which occurred in Tibetan areas of China from 1950 to the present
  • Contributes to the understanding of bilingualism
  • Focuses on listening to the voices of marginalized individuals who are born to become bilinguals 
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This book contributes significantly to our understanding of bilingualism and bilingual education as a sociocultural and political process by offering analyses of the stories of five Tibetan individual journeys of becoming bilingual in the Tibetan areas of China at four different points in time from 1950 to the present.

The data presented comprises the narrative of their bilingual encounters, including their experiences of using language in their families, in village, and in school. Opportunities to develop bilingualism were intimately linked with historical and political events in the wider layers of experiences, which reveal the complexity of bilingualism. Moreover, their experiences of developing bilingualism are the stories of struggle to become bilingual. They struggle because they want to keep two languages in their lives. It illustrates their relationship with society. They are Tibetans. L1 is not the official language of their country, but it is the tie with their ethnicity. It addresses bilingualism linked with the formation of identity.

The unique feature of this book is that it offers a deep understanding of bilingualism and bilingual education by examining the stories of five individuals’ learning experiences over a period of almost 60 years.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14668-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14667-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Becoming Bilingual in School and Home in Tibetan Areas of China: Stories of Struggle
Authors
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14668-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14668-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14667-2
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 183
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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