Dominant Language Constellations Approach in Education and Language Acquisition

Dominant Language Constellations Approach in Education and Language Acquisition
Author: Larissa Aronin,Eva Vetter
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030707695
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dominant Language Constellations Approach in Education and Language Acquisition Book Excerpt:

This volume is an important instalment in the rapidly expanding literature on multilingualism in education and language teaching. Within multilingual studies the volume is highly innovative in its application of the concept, theory and perspectives of the Dominant Language Constellations (DLC). The volume reports original research on language education policy and practice which address contemporary DLC-informed multilingualism within family settings and institutional domains such as teacher education, primary and secondary schooling, and higher education. Deploying the DLC concept as an analytical and conceptual category the chapters explore both personal and institutional life of multilingualism, enriched through visualizations. Specific chapters examine issues connected to career opportunities of adults of refugee background in Norway, multilingual transnational couples, and language teacher preparation in settings as diverse as Austria, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Israel, and the Basque Country and Catalonia in Spain. This volume is of direct relevance to coursework students and researchers pursuing programs in education, linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and multilingualism, but will also attract interest in disciplines such as social work and psychology. Additionally the volume will appeal to members of the general public wishing to acquaint themselves with current research and thinking on critical issues in multilingual studies, such as learning experiences within and beyond classrooms, and aspects of public policy and institutional decision-making processes.

Dominant Language Constellations

Dominant Language Constellations
Author: Joseph Lo Bianco,Larissa Aronin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-09-07
ISBN: 3030523365
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dominant Language Constellations Book Excerpt:

This volume is dedicated to the concept and several applications of Dominant Language Constellations (DLC), by which it advances understanding of current multilingualism through addition of a novel perspective from which to view contemporary language use and acquisition. The term Dominant Language Constellation denotes the set of a person’s or group's most expedient languages, functioning as an entire unit and enabling an individual or group to meet their needs in a multilingual environment. The volume presents pioneering contributions that employ DLC as the lens for analysing a wide array of issues. These include multilingual syntactic development, cross-linguistic interaction and multilingual production in formal and informal educational contexts, as well as linguistic profiles of multilingual groups used in elementary school and higher education. Other DLC issues include discussions of how identity, emotions and attitudes operate in various minority and majority contexts. Because the DLC concept does not assume any inherent hierarchy of languages it can serve as a framework public policy in multilingual countries/communities faced with challenging policy determinations regarding choice of languages for use in education settings and more widely in social institutions and the economy. Some chapters develop and extend the DLC concept, others adapt and apply it to a variety of contexts, both global and local. Many chapters feature educational and social settings across large parts of the world– Africa, Australia, Europe, North America (Canada and the USA) and Southeast Asia. The volume can serve as supplementary reading for courses on multilingualism, sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, educational linguistics, Second and Third Language Acquisition.

International Research on Multilingualism Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective

International Research on Multilingualism  Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective
Author: Eva Vetter,Ulrike Jessner
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN: 3030213803
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Research on Multilingualism Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective Book Excerpt:

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.

Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism

Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism
Author: Kashif Raza,Christine Coombe,Dudley Reynolds
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-08-22
ISBN: 9811636036
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism Book Excerpt:

The book is of interest to scholars of multilingualism, language teachers, researchers, and administrators who are developing policies on teaching English and promoting multilingualism. Given its scope, this edited collection provides an overview of how multilingualism is transforming the practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in diverse contexts around the world. It serves as a platform for discussions related to policy enactment where TESOL and multilingualism are viewed as collaborative endeavours and approaches the topic from three different angles. The first section of the book provides critical examinations of previous initiatives and accomplishments in the area of language policy development and implementation. The second section describes current projects and initiatives intended to expand and strengthen the field of TESOL while providing space for local and indigenous languages to develop. The third and last part of the book highlights policy development areas that need special consideration in order to develop a form of TESOL that builds on and contributes to multilingualism.

Multilingualism

Multilingualism
Author: Larissa Aronin,David Singleton
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9027218706
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multilingualism Book Excerpt:

Offers an account of multilingualism, a phenomenon affecting a vast number of communities, thousands of languages and millions of language users. This book focuses on the knowledge and use of multiple languages. It deals with both bilingualism and polyglottism, at the level of the individual speaker as well as at the societal level.

Foreign Language Education in Multilingual Classrooms

Foreign Language Education in Multilingual Classrooms
Author: Andreas Bonnet,Peter Siemund
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 902726385X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foreign Language Education in Multilingual Classrooms Book Excerpt:

This volume challenges traditional approaches to foreign language education and proposes to redefine them in our age of international migration and globalization. Foreign language classrooms are no longer populated by monolingual students, but increasingly by multilingual students with highly diverse language backgrounds. This necessitates a new understanding of foreign language learning and teaching. The volume brings together an international group of researchers of high caliber who specialize in third language acquisition, teaching English as an additional language, and multilingual education. In addition to topical overview articles on the multilingual policies pursued in Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia, as well as several contributions dealing with theoretical issues regarding multilingualism and plurilingualism, the volume also offers cutting edge case studies from multilingual acquisition research and foreign language classroom practice. Throughout the volume, multilingualism is interpreted as a valuable resource that can facilitate language education provided it is harnessed in appropriate conditions.

Language in the Twenty first Century

Language in the Twenty first Century
Author: Humphrey Tonkin,Timothy G. Reagan
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9027228329
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language in the Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

This work presents selected papers of the millenial conferences of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems. Topics covered include interlingualism; English as a global language; the "business" of language endangerment; and maintaining linguodiversity.

Transmitting Minority Languages

Transmitting Minority Languages
Author: Michael Hornsby
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030879100
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transmitting Minority Languages Book Excerpt:

Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use

Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use
Author: Agnieszka Otwinowska
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-10-09
ISBN: 1783094400
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use Book Excerpt:

This book brings together linguistic, psycholinguistic and educational perspectives on the phenomenon of cognate vocabulary across languages. It presents a large-scale, long-term research project focusing on Polish-English cognates and their use by bilingual and multilingual learners/users of English. It discusses extensive qualitative and quantitative data to explain which factors affect a learner’s awareness of cognates, how adult learners can benefit from raised awareness and whether cognate vocabulary can be used with younger learners as a motivational strategy. The work shows how cognate vocabulary can be examined from a range of methodological perspectives and provides considerable insights into crosslinguistic influences in language learning. While the focus of the studies is Polish-English cognates, the research will be of interest to anyone teaching learners of different language constellations, levels, ages and backgrounds.

Language Learning of Adult Migrants in Europe

Language Learning of Adult Migrants in Europe
Author: Glenn S. Levine,David Mallows
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2022-04-01
ISBN: 3030792374
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Learning of Adult Migrants in Europe Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on the learning of host-country languages by migrants in Europe. It identifies, clarifies, and offers insights into issues and central questions related to the learning of host-country languages with an emphasis on adolescent and adult language learners in formal and informal settings. The book draws on data collected following the refugee ‘crisis’ in Europe of 2015-16, which led to dramatic increases in the number of migrants arriving in Europe.

The Changing Face of the Native Speaker

The Changing Face of the    Native Speaker
Author: Nikolay Slavkov,Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer,Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 1501512358
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Face of the Native Speaker Book Excerpt:

The notion of the native speaker and its undertones of ultimate language competence, language ownership and social status has been problematized by various researchers, arguing that the ensuing monolingual norms and assumptions are flawed or inequitable in a global super-diverse world. However, such norms are still ubiquitous in educational, institutional and social settings, in political structures and in research paradigms. This collection offers voices from various contexts and corners of the world and further challenges the native speaker construct adopting poststructuralist and postcolonial perspectives. It includes conceptual, methodological, educational and practice-oriented contributions. Topics span language minorities, intercomprehension, plurilingualism and pluriculturalism, translanguaging, teacher education, new speakers, language background profiling, heritage languages, and learner identity, among others. Collectively, the authors paint the portrait of the "changing face of the native speaker" while also strengthening a new global agenda in multilingualism and social justice. These diverse and interconnected contributions are meant to inspire researchers, university students, educators, policy makers and beyond.

The Value of English in Global Mobility and Higher Education

The Value of English in Global Mobility and Higher Education
Author: Manuela Vida-Mannl
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN: 1350230979
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Value of English in Global Mobility and Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unique insight into the dynamics of the English language in higher education in Cyprus through the lens of universities situated on both sides of its geopolitical division. It takes an original perspective on 'value' in the context of the sociolinguistics and political economy of English as a global language and as an apparent commodified entity. The problematic issues of value as they apply to language are dealt with from Marxist and Bourdieusean perspectives. The book also offers a helpful critique of the claims of alternative paradigms of English expansion, such as ELF, and their shortcomings in respect of the concept of value. Manuela Vida-Mannl puts forth a critique of the marketization of English and the complicity of higher education in the reproduction of linguistic hierarchies and social inequalities in Cyprus and, by implication, more generally. She presents a conception of English as a marketable attribute that does not necessarily require competence, which points to the ongoing imbrication of English in the reproduction of global structural and social inequality, as it exposes the myth of class advancement through English. Building on an extensive study (based on 205 questionnaires and 25 subsequent in-depth ethnographic interviews) and by focusing on the value of English within the unique context of divided Cyprus, this book uncovers an intriguing perspective on the neoliberal role and significance of the English language in our globalized world.

Twelve Lectures on Multilingualism

Twelve Lectures on Multilingualism
Author: Prof. David Singleton,Dr. Larissa Aronin
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN: 1788922085
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Lectures on Multilingualism Book Excerpt:

This major new textbook offers an accessible introduction to many of the most interesting areas in the study of multilingualism. It consists of twelve lectures, written by leading researchers, each dedicated to a particular topic of importance. Each lecture offers a state-of-the-art, authoritative review of a subdiscipline of the field. The volume sheds light on the ways in which the use and acquisition of languages are changing, providing new insights into the nature of contemporary multilingualism. It will be of interest both to undergraduate and postgraduate students working in linguistics-related disciplines and students in associated social sciences.

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi Competence

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi Competence
Author: Vivian Cook,Li Wei
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN: 1316531201
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi Competence Book Excerpt:

How are two or more languages learned and contained in the same mind or the same community? This handbook presents an up-to-date view of the concept of multi-competence, exploring the research questions it has generated and the methods that have been used to investigate it. The book brings together psychologists, sociolinguists, Second Language Acquisition (SLA) researchers, and language teachers from across the world to look at how multi-competence relates to their own areas of study. This comprehensive, state-of-the-art exploration of multi-competence research and ideas offers a powerful critique of the values and methods of classical SLA research, and an exciting preview of the future implications of multi-competence for research and thinking about language. It is an essential reference for all those concerned with language learning, language use and language teaching.

Receptive Multilingualism

Receptive Multilingualism
Author: Jan D. ten Thije,Ludger Zeevaert
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 9789027219268
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Receptive Multilingualism Book Excerpt:

Receptive multilingualism refers to the language constellation in which interlocutors use their respective mother tongue while speaking to each other. Since the mid-nineties receptive multilingualism is promoted by the European commission on par with other possibilities of increasing the mobility of the European citizens. Throughout the last ten years a marked increase in the research on this topic has been observable. This volume reveals new perspectives from different theoretical frameworks on linguistic analyses of receptive multilingualism in Europe. Case studies are presented from contemporary settings, along with analyses of historical examples, theoretical considerations and, finally, descriptions of didactical concepts established in order to transfer and disseminate receptive multilingual competence. The book contains results from research carried out at the Research Center on Multilingualism at the University of Hamburg as well as contributions by various international scholars working in the field of receptive multilingualism.

The Exploration of Multilingualism

The Exploration of Multilingualism
Author: Larissa Aronin,Britta Hufeisen
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2009-10-22
ISBN: 9027288976
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exploration of Multilingualism Book Excerpt:

This volume offers an ontogenetic perspective on research on L3, multilingualism and multiple languages acquisition and a conceptually updated picture of multilingualism studies and third/multiple language acquisition studies. The contributions by prominent scholars of multilingualism present state-of-the-art accounts of the significant aspects in this field. This unique collection of articles adopts a broad-spectrum and synthesized view on the topic. The volume, largely theoretical and classificatory, features main theories, prominent researchers and important research trends. The articles also contain factual and historical material from previous and current decades of research and offer practical information on research resources. For lecturers, students, educators, researchers, and social workers operating in multilingual contexts, The Exploration of Multilingualism is manifestly relevant.

Early Language Learning Policy in the 21st Century

Early Language Learning Policy in the 21st Century
Author: Subhan Zein,Maria R. Coady
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN: 3030762513
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Language Learning Policy in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This volume analyses the policymaking, expectations, implementation, progress, and outcomes of early language learning in various education policy contexts worldwide. The contributors to the volume are international researchers specialising in language policy and early language learning and their contributions aim to advance scholarship on early language learning policies and inform policymaking at the global level. The languages considered include learning English as a second language in primary schools in Japan, Mexico, Serbia, Argentina, and Tanzania; Spanish language education in the US and Australia; Arabic as a second language in Israel and Bangladesh; Chinese in South America and Oceania; and finally, early German teaching and learning in France and the UK.

Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning

Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning
Author: Karlfried Knapp,Barbara Seidlhofer
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 751
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN: 3110214245
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on how far the policies, principles and practices of foreign language teaching and learning are, or can be, informed by theoretical considerations and empirical findings from the linguistic disciplines. Part I deals with the nature of foreign language learning in general, while Part II explores issues arising from linguistic, socio-political, cultural and cognitive perspectives. Part III and IV then consider the different factors that have to be taken into account in designing the foreign language subject and the various approaches to pedagogy that have been proposed. Part V finally addresses questions concerning assessment of learner proficiency and the evaluation of courses designed to promote it. Key features: provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of foreign language communication and learning presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field offers solutions to everyday language-related problems with contributions from renowned experts

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning
Author: Martin Lamb,Kata Csizér,Alastair Henry,Stephen Ryan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 697
Release: 2020-01-11
ISBN: 3030283801
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning Book Excerpt:

This handbook offers an authoritative, one-stop reference work for the dynamic and expanding field of language learning motivation. The 32 chapters have been specially commissioned from the field’s most influential researchers and writers. Together they present a compelling picture of the motivations people have for learning languages, the diverse ways we can research motivation, and the implications for promoting and sustaining learners’ motivation. The first section outlines the main theoretical approaches to language learning motivation; the next section presents ways in which motivation theory has been applied in practice; the third section showcases examples of motivation research in particular contexts and with particular types of language learners; and the final section describes the exciting directions that contemporary research is taking, promising important new insights for academics and practitioners alike.

Trilingualism in Family School and Community

Trilingualism in Family  School  and Community
Author: Charlotte Hoffmann,Jehannes Ytsma
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781853596926
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trilingualism in Family School and Community Book Excerpt:

Countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe provide the sociolinguistic contexts described in this volume. They involve settings where three or more languages are spoken and where speakers are trilingual. With the focus on family, school and the wider community, the book illustrates personal, social, cultural and political factors contributing to the acquisition and maintenance of trilingualism and highlights a rich pattern of trilingual language use.