Multilingual Education

International Research on Multilingualism: Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective

Editors: Vetter, Eva, Jessner, Ulrike (Eds.)

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  • Offers insights on current research into multilingualism, covering a wide range of countries and languages
  • Includes discussion, and (re-)conceptualization of dominant language constellations, mother tongue, germination factors and communicative competence 
  • Demonstrates and identifies current and future challenges for research on third language acquisition and multilingualism
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This volume contributes to a better understanding of both psycho- and sociolinguistic levels of multilingualism and their interplay in development and use. The chapters stem from an international group of specialists in multilingualism with chapters from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain and the United States. The chapters provide an update on research on third language acquisition and multilingualism, and pay particular attention to new research concepts and the exploration of contact phenomena such as transfer and language learning strategies in diverse language contact scenarios. Concepts covered include dominant language constellations, mother tongue, germination factors and communicative competence in national contexts. Multilingual use as described and applied in the volume aims at demonstrating and identifying current and future challenges for research on third language acquisition and multilingualism. The third languages in focus include widely and less widely used official, minority and migrant languages in instructed and/or natural contexts, including Albanian, Arabic, Basque, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Vietnamese, thereby mapping a high variety of language constellations.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Advances in the Study of Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

    Pages 1-9

    Vetter, Eva (et al.)

  • Dominant Language Constellation as a Method of Research

    Pages 13-26

    Aronin, Larissa

  • Business as Usual? (Re)conceptualizations and the Multilingual Turn in Education. The Case of Mother Tongue

    Pages 27-41

    Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia

  • ‘Germination’ Factors of Destination Language Learning

    Pages 43-57

    Conduah, Aloysius N.

  • Communicative Competence in the Context of Increasing Diversity in South Tyrolean Schools

    Pages 59-78

    Stopfner, Maria (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21380-0
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21379-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Research on Multilingualism: Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective
Editors
  • Eva Vetter
  • Ulrike Jessner
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21380-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21380-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21379-4
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 254
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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