Sites of Multilingualism

This text brings together new and innovative langauge-focused research on complementary schools that serve the linguistic, cultural and social needs of a wide range of ethno-linguistic communities in Britain.

Sites of Multilingualism

"This is cutting edge research on complementary schooling in Britain. The book brings together new and innovative language-focused research on complementary schools, which serve the linguistic, cultural and social needs of a wide range of ethno-Iinguistic communities in Britain. It examines the language and literacy practices of complementary schools in Britain today, their policy and curricular innovation, and the experiences of the children who attend them." "Sites of Multilingualism is essential reading for researchers and students in the fields of bilingual education and bilingualism, sociolinguistics, sociology and anthropology. It will also be relevant to teachers and teacher educators in complementary and mainstream schools and also to policy makers." --Book Jacket.

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context.

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading international contributors. The introduction charts the changing landscape of social and ethnographic research on multilingualism (theory, methods and research sites) and it foregrounds key contemporary debates. Chapters are structured around sub-headings such as: early developments, key issues related to theory and method, new research directions. This handbook offers an authoritative guide to shifts over time in thinking about multilingualism as well as providing an overview of the range of contemporary themes, debates and research sites. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of multilingualism, as well as those studying education and anthropology.

Multilingualism and the Periphery

This edited volume explores the ways in which core-periphery dynamics shape multilingualism.

Multilingualism and the Periphery

This edited volume explores the ways in which core-periphery dynamics shape multilingualism.

Handbook of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism

Built around the concept of linguistic and cultural plurality, this book defines language as an instrument of action and symbolic power.

Handbook of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism

Built around the concept of linguistic and cultural plurality, this book defines language as an instrument of action and symbolic power. Plurality is conceived here as : a complex array of voices, perspectives and approaches that seeks to preserve the complexity of the multilingual and multicultural enterprise, including language learning and teaching ; a coherent system of relationships among various languages, research traditions and research sites that informs qualitative methods of inquiry into multilingualism and its uses in everyday life ; a view of language as structured sociohistorical object, observable from several simultaneous spatiotemporal standpoints, such as that of daily interactions or that which sustains the symbolic power of institutions. This book is addressed to teacher trainers, young researchers, decision makers, teachers concerned with the role of languages in the evolution of societies and educational systems. It aims to elicit discussion by articulating practices, field observations and analyses based on a multidisciplinary conceptual framework.

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education

Edwards, V. (1998) The Power of Babel: Teaching and Learning in Multilingual
Classrooms. ... Bristol: Multilingual Matters. García, O. ... Lytra, V. and Martin, P. (
eds) (2010) Sites of Multilingualism: Complementary Schools in Britain Today.

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education

Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual and multilingual education as well as foreign and second language education. The chapters integrate theory and practice, bringing together researchers and practitioners from five continents to illustrate the effects of the multilingual turn in society and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing multilingual curricula and activities in a variety of classrooms. Based on the examples featured, the editors invite students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers to reflect on their own work and to evaluate the relevance and applicability of the multilingual turn in their own contexts.

Language Migration and Social Inequalities

In V. Lytra and P. Martin (eds) Sites of Multilingualism. Complementary ... Lytra, V.
and Baraç, T. (2009) Multilingual practices and identity negotiations among
Turkish-speaking young people in a diasporic context. In A-B. Stedström and A.

Language  Migration and Social Inequalities

Migration and the mobility of citizens around the globe pose important challenges to the linguistic and cultural homogeneity that nation-states rely on for defining their physical boundaries and identity, as well as the rights and obligations of their citizens. A new social order resulting from neoliberal economic practices, globalisation and outsourcing also challenges traditional ways the nation-state has organized its control over the people who have typically travelled to a new country looking for work or better life chances. This collection provides an account of the ways language addresses core questions concerning power and the place of migrants in various institutional and workplace settings. It brings together contributions from a range of geographical settings to understand better how linguistic inequality is (re)produced in this new economic order.

Introducing Multilingualism

Shifting ideologies Conclusion: the commodification of language PART IV
Multilingualism in education and other institutional sites 9 Flexible vs. fixed
multilingualism 10 US vs. EU language-in-education policy Case study 1:
Luxembourg Case ...

Introducing Multilingualism

Introducing Multilingualism is a comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to the dynamic field of multilingualism. Adopting a compelling social and critical approach and covering important social and educational issues, the authors expertly guide readers through the established theories, leading them to question dominant discourses on subjects such as integration, heritage and language testing. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, featuring new chapters on multilingualism in new media, the workplace and the family. Other key topics include: language as a social construct language contact and variation language and identity the differences between individual and societal multilingualism translanguaging flexible multilingual education. With a wide range of engaging activities and quizzes and a comprehensive selection of case studies from around the world, this is essential reading for undergraduate students and postgraduate students new to studying multilingualism.

The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Sites. Elizabeth. Lanza. 5.1. Introduction. This chapter focuses on the process of
selecting the speakers or participants who will provide the data on linguistic
structure and/or language use that are to be analyzed in a research project
involving ...

The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism

As globalization has increased awareness of the extent of language contact and linguistic diversity, questions concerning bilingualism and multilingualism have taken on an increasing importance from both practical and scholarly points of view. Written by leading experts and practitioners in the field, The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism: Highlights the interdisciplinary nature of research on bilingualism and multilingualism and offers a practical guide to the procedures and tools for collecting and analyzing data Specifically addresses methodological issues, discussing research topics, core concepts and approaches, and the methods and techniques available Links theory to method, and to data, and answers a real need for a know-how volume on bilingualism and multilingualism that deals with its methodology in a systematic and coherent way

Multilingualism Discourse and Ethnography

Call centres are businesses that transcend national boundaries by providing
multilingual language services, and they carry out business on behalf of private
enterprises from around the globe. They are sites of the new economy where the
 ...

Multilingualism  Discourse  and Ethnography

Over the last twenty years, sociolinguistic research on multilingualism has been transformed. Two processes have been at work: first, an epistemological shift to a critical ethnographic approach, which has contributed to a larger turn toward post-structuralist perspectives on social life. Second, the effects of globalization—transnational population flows, new communication technologies, transformations in the political and economic landscape—have sparked increasing concern about the implications of these changes for our understanding of the relationship between language and society. A new sociolinguistics of multilingualism is being forged: one that takes account of the new communicative order, while retaining a central concern with the processes in the construction of social difference. The contributors to this volume have been at the forefront of these epistemological shifts. They write here about the conceptual and methodological challenges posed by these shifts, and the profound changes that we are witnessing in the late modern era.

How to Build a Successful International Web Site

How To Build A Successful International Web Site provides the information you need to go multilingual.

How to Build a Successful International Web Site

How To Build A Successful International Web Site provides the information you need to go multilingual. You will learn to create cool international Web sites, use HTML in every language, find and use multilingual Web translation services and products, manage software to display in foreign languages, submit URLs to international search engines, and avoid cross-cultural faux pas. You'll also find plenty of international business information, references, links, an the tools you'll need to make your Web site multilingual.

Early Years Second Language Education

Pavlenko, A. and Blackledge, A. (2004) Negotiation of Identities in Multilingual
Contexts, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters ... Lytra and P. Martin (eds) Sites of
Multilingualism: Complementary Schools in Britain Today, Oakhill: Trentham
Books, pp ...

Early Years Second Language Education

The age for early language learning has dropped dramatically in the past decade to include children under 6 years old, yet very little published research exists to support the implementation of such programmes. Drawing on a synthesis of theory, research and practice, this edited volume makes an innovative contribution to literature concerning language education for very young children. It explores language learning in a wide range of geographical contexts with reference to second and foreign language learning, bilingualism and plurilingualism with children under the age of 6 years old. Chapters present discussion around teacher education, policy-making, international case studies, school and home-based projects, code switching and language use, and methodologies and approaches. Early Years Second Language Education: International perspectives on theory and practice will be essential reading for researchers, academics, teacher trainers, and post-graduate students in the fields of early years education, foreign and second language education, language didactics and teacher education.

Thematising Multilingualism in the Media

This volume analyses the complex relations between multilingualism and the media: how the media manage multilingualism; how multilingualism is presented and used as media content; and how the media are discursive sites where debates about ...

Thematising Multilingualism in the Media

This volume analyses the complex relations between multilingualism and the media: how the media manage multilingualism; how multilingualism is presented and used as media content; and how the media are discursive sites where debates about multilingualism and other language-related issues unfold. It is precisely this inter-relatedness that we want to flag up when we talk about “thematising” multilingualism in the media. More specifically, the focus of this volume is on the empirical and theoretical opportunities and challenges posed by the thematisation of multilingualism in the media. The volume, originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Language and Politics 10:4 (2011), presents a number of case studies from a variety of linguistic, media, political, social, and economic contexts: from print-media debates on trilingual policies in Luxembourg to “new media” discussions about the “sexiness” of Irish or the “national” value of Welsh; from issues of linguistic “authority” and “authenticity” in an American television programme to Wikipedia’s multilingual policy and practice.

Navigating Languages Literacies and Identities

The volume examines the connections between language and literacy practices and social identities associated with religion in a variety of sites of learning and socialization, namely homes, religious education classes, places of worship, ...

Navigating Languages  Literacies and Identities

Navigating Languages, Literacies and Identities showcases innovative research at the interface of religion and multilingualism, offering an analytical focus on religion in children and adolescents’ everyday lives and experiences. The volume examines the connections between language and literacy practices and social identities associated with religion in a variety of sites of learning and socialization, namely homes, religious education classes, places of worship, and faith-related schools and secular schools. Contributors engage with a diverse set of complex multiethnic and religious communities, and investigate the rich multilingual, multiliterate and multi-scriptal practices associated with religion which children and adolescents engage in with a range of mediators, including siblings, peers, parents, grandparents, religious leaders, and other members of the religious community. The volume is organized into three sections according to context and participants: (1) religious practices at home and across generations, (2) religious education classes and places of worship and (3) bridging home, school and community. The edited book will be a valuable resource for researchers in applied linguistics, linguistic anthropology, socio-linguistics, intercultural communication, and early years, primary and secondary education.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... BT Linguists Multilingual Web sites ( May Subd Geog ) UF Polyglot Web sites
BT Web sites Multilingualism ( May Subd Geog ) UF Plurilingualism Polyglottism
BT Language and languages NT Bilingualism Multilingualism and literature (
May ...

Library of Congress Subject Headings


The Amazonian Languages

... names which refer to places where the Tariana used to live in the remote past ,
and mythological names which refer to the adventures of characters in origin
myths . In contrast , placenames which refer to actual dwelling sites are
multilingual ...

The Amazonian Languages

An overview of one of the richest and most complex linguistic regions in the world, the Amazon Basin.

Automatic Text Summarization

Multilingual systems have been developed from the perspective of
multidocument summarization. ... Report available from: http://www.
internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/ multilingualism-20090514.pdf Languages
on Twitter Rank Language ...

Automatic Text Summarization

Textual information in the form of digital documents quickly accumulates to create huge amounts of data. The majority of these documents are unstructured: it is unrestricted text and has not been organized into traditional databases. Processing documents is therefore a perfunctory task, mostly due to a lack of standards. It has thus become extremely difficult to implement automatic text analysis tasks. Automatic Text Summarization (ATS), by condensing the text while maintaining relevant information, can help to process this ever-increasing, difficult-to-handle, mass of information. This book examines the motivations and different algorithms for ATS. The author presents the recent state of the art before describing the main problems of ATS, as well as the difficulties and solutions provided by the community. The book provides recent advances in ATS, as well as current applications and trends. The approaches are statistical, linguistic and symbolic. Several examples are also included in order to clarify the theoretical concepts.

Multilingualism Citizenship and Identity

... presentedanew interdisciplinary approachtoresearch on multilingualism,
citizenship, andsocial identityconstruction by ... within, and between different
discursive sites,as wellas the varied dimensions ofconstraints, challenges,
negotiations, ...

Multilingualism  Citizenship  and Identity

Through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that combines critical sociolinguistic ethnography, multi-modality, reflexivity, and discourse analysis, this groundbreaking book reveals the multiple (and sometimes simultaneous) ways in which individuals engage and invest in representations of languages and identities.This timely work is the first to consider the significance of multilingualism and its relationship to citizenship as well as the development of linguistic repertoires as an essential component of language education in a globalized world. While examining the discourses and interconnections between multilingualism, globalization, and identity, the author draws upon a unique case study of the experiences, voices, trajectories, and journeys of Canadian youth of Italian origin from diverse social, geographical, and linguistic backgrounds, participating in university French language courses as well as training to become teachers of French in the urban, multicultural and global landscape of Toronto, Canada. In doing so, Byrd Clark skilfully illustrates the multidimensional ways that youth invest in language learning and socially construe their multiple identities within diverse contexts while weaving in and out of particularistic and universalistic identifications. This invaluable resource will not only shed light on how and why people engage in learning languages and for which languages they choose to invest, but will offer readers a deeper understanding of the complex interrelationships between multilingualism, identity, and citizenship. It will appeal to researchers in a variety of fields, including applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition and linguistic anthropology.

Multilingualism in the Graeco Roman Worlds

10.1 for the Egyptian sites mentioned in this chapter. For a discussion of this
evidence, see Majcherek 2007: 38*41. The term 'railroading epistemology' was
originally coined by the distinguished scholar of science studies, Donna Haraway
 ...

Multilingualism in the Graeco Roman Worlds

This book employs new interdisciplinary approaches to understand multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman worlds, East and West, Classical and medieval.

Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age

Between global and glocal: Content analysis of the Chinese Web sites of the
100topglobal brands. Public Relations ... 10 reasons why you need a multilingual
Web site. ... Think global, act local: The challenges of taking the Web site global.

Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age

"This book provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges. It provides information that implements effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures"--Provided by publisher.

Mapping Sustainability

... to do so by providing new venues for. 407 N. Choucri et al. (eds.), Mapping
Sustainability: Knowledge e-Networking and the Value Chain, 407–421. © 2007
Springer. 1 Recall that the combination of mirror-sites and multilingualism is
XXXV.

Mapping Sustainability

This book focuses on three interdependent challenges related to managing transitions toward sustainable development. These are: mapping sustainability for global knowledge e-networking, extending the value chain of knowledge and e-networking, and engaging in explorations of new methods and venues for further developing knowledge and e-networking. While each of these challenges constitutes fundamentally different types of endeavors, they are highly interconnected. Jointly, they contribute to our expansion of knowledge and its applications in support of transitions toward sustainable development.