Multilingual Education

Successful Family Language Policy

Parents, Children and Educators in Interaction

Editors: Schwartz, Mila, Verschik, Anna (Eds.)

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  • Reports from forefront of research in the emerging field of family language policy 
  • A unique focus on successful family language practices and management
  • Research from 3 continents, 8 countries and more than 20 ethno-linguistic communities   ​
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This book presents the forefront of research in the emerging field of family language policy. This is the first volume to explore the link between family language policy, practice and management in the light of state and community language policy in more than 20 ethno-linguistic communities worldwide. Contributions by leading scholars from eight countries and three continents offer insights in how family language policy might be interpreted from various theoretical perspectives, using innovative methodologies. In particular, the authors present novel data on successful family language practices such as faith-related literacy activities and homework sessions, as well as management, including prayer, choice of bilingual education, and links with mainstream and complementary learning, which permit the realization of language ideology within three contexts: immigrant families, inter-marriage families, and minority and majority families in conflict-ridden societies.

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“Successful Family Language Policy pays testimony to the recent upsurge in interest in the area of family language policy (FLP), also referred to as family language management. … This compilation is an important first step in a process of between-context comparison which will allow for important questions to be addressed … .” (Francesca Walls, Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literatures, Vol. 8 (4), November-December, 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Achieving Success in Family Language Policy: Parents, Children and Educators in Interaction

    Pages 1-20

    Schwartz, Mila (et al.)

  • Parents’ Choice of a Bilingual Hebrew-Arabic Kindergarten for the Children

    Pages 23-51

    Schwartz, Mila (et al.)

  • The Role of Family Background in Early Bilingual Education: The Finnish-Russian Experience

    Pages 53-82

    Moin, Victor (et al.)

  • Children Learning Multilingually in Home, Community and School Contexts in Britain

    Pages 83-102

    Conteh, Jean (et al.)

  • Love, Language and Little Ones: Successes and Stresses for Mothers Raising Bilingual Children in Exogamous Relationships

    Pages 105-125

    Yates, Lynda (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7753-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7752-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0026-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Successful Family Language Policy
Book Subtitle
Parents, Children and Educators in Interaction
Editors
  • Mila Schwartz
  • Anna Verschik
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7753-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7753-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7752-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0026-7
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 295
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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