Languages in School and Society

Policy and Pedagogy

Author: Mary E. McGroarty

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 580

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Languages in School and Society

Policy and Pedagogy

Author: Mary E. McGroarty

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 570

View: 967

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Language, Education and Society Series

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 1132

View: 439

First published between 1985 and 1987, this set of books attempts to tackle some of the complex issues implied by the title "Language, Education and Society." For example how is language related to learning? Or to intelligence? Do regional and social accents and dialects matter? What is meant by standard English? Do immigrant children require special language provision? Why are there so many adult illiterates in Britain and the USA? Although the importance of language to education is agreed there is still a lot to learn about how language is related to either to educational success or to intelligence and thinking both fields to which this collection contributes valuable research. Some of the specific topics the covered by the wide-ranging and insightful research contained in this series include: an analysis of the school teaching of mathematics from the perspective of mathematics as a language principally how the processes of communication in a maths classroom are shaped by school conventions and the fact that it is mathematics under discussion; an examination of the changing patterns in English usage and style, especially written usage focusing on questions of syntax and punctuation and how this relates to speech and the value of usage as a social act; an exploration of the history and impact of mass literacy on industrialised societies, how this differs from traditional oral culture, and the effect of a culture where most people rely on complex combinations of oral and literate communication on a sizable sub-literate minority; an investigation into which languages are in widespread use among children and adults in England, the patterns of language use in different social contexts, the teaching of community languages inside and outside of mainstream schools, and the educational implications of this linguistic diversity for all children. This set will be of interest to educational researchers, sociologists and students of sociolinguistics."

Bilingualism in Schools and Society

Language, Identity, and Policy

Author: Sarah J. Shin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 315

This book is an introduction to the social and educational aspects of bilingualism. It presents an overview of a broad range of sociolinguistic and political issues surrounding the use of two languages, including code-switching in popular music, advertising, and online social spaces. It offers a well-informed discussion of what it means to study and live with multiple languages in a globalized world and practical advice on raising bilingual children.

Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society

Beyond Linguistic Apartheid

Author: Pierre Orelus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 875

Language is perhaps the most common issue that surfaces in debates over school reform, and plays a vital role in virtually everything we are involved. This edited volume explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of certain languages through cultural genocide by dominant European colonizers and American neoconservative groups. These groups have historically imposed hegemonic languages, such as English and French, on colonized people at the expense of the native languages of the latter. The book traces this form of apartheid from the colonial era to the English-only movement in the United States, and proposes alternative ways to counter linguistic apartheid that minority groups and students have faced in schools and society at large. Contributors to this volume provide a historical overview of the way many languages labeled as inferior, minority, or simply savage have been attacked and pushed to the margins, discriminating against and attempting to silence the voice of those who spoke and continue to speak these languages. Further, they demonstrate the way and the extent to which such actions have affected the cultural life, learning process, identity, and the subjective and material conditions of linguistically and historically marginalized groups, including students.

Macau’s Languages in Society and Education

Planning in a Multilingual Ecology

Author: Andrew J. Moody

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 882

This book examines the role of English within education and society in the quickly changing city of Macau. Macau’s multilingual language ecology offers the unique opportunity to examine language planning and policy issues within a small speech community. The languages within the ecology include several Chinese varieties, such as Cantonese, Putonghua and Hokkien, European languages like Portuguese and English, and a number of Asian languages that include, among others, Burmese, Filipino languages, Japanese, Timorese, etc. As the smallest city in South China's Pearl River Delta, Macau has sought to maintain cultural and linguistic independence from its larger neighbours, and independence has been built upon an historic commitment to multilingualism and cultural plurality. As economic development and globalisation offer new opportunities to a growing middle class, the sociolinguistics of a small society constrain and influence the language policies that the territory seeks to implement. Macau's multilingual and pluralistic response to language needs within the territory echoes historical responses to similar challenges and suggests that small communities function sociolinguistically in ways that differ from larger communities.

The Importance of Learning a Foreign Language in a Changing Society

Author: Emanuel Alvarez-Sandoval

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

View: 925

"This study showed the attitudes of a selected group of Hispanic-American and Caucasian-American high school students toward the importance of learning a foreign language and toward high school exchange programs"--Page 80.

Language, Education, and Society in a Changing World

Author: Tina Hickey

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

View: 960

This book addresses many of the issues facing language teachers, researchers and policy makers in a world where languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate and are frequently the focus for dispute and conflict.

Education Policy and Language Learning for a Multilingual Society

Proceedings of a Conference Held at Mount Amanzi, Hartebeespoort, 30 October to 1 November 1996

Author: David Brown

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language and education

Page: 79

View: 619

The purpose of this document is to help South African educational institutions adjust to a post-apartheid era, in which linguistic diversity is promoted and celebrated, by clarifying the emerging processes of language policy formulation and implementation. The new government decided against issuing a grand blueprint for a new national language policy. Instead, it decided to encourage a democratic and participatory process to explore the issue. Papers in the book are as follows. Section 1, "General Introduction," includes: "Process and Participation, Not Blueprints" (David Brown). Section 2, "The Legal Framework-the Constitution and Language in Education," includes: "The Constitution and the Bill of Rights: Their Implications for Language Education" (Matthew Chaskalson); and "The Legal Role of the Provinces in Language Policy and Education" (Brendan Barry). Section 3, "The Nature of Language Policy and Process: the Pan South African Language Board and the National Department of Education," includes: "Functions of the Pan South African Language Board" (Khethiwe Marais); and "Language Education Policy and the National Education Department" (Neville Alexander). Section 4, "Language Policy and Practice at School Level," includes: "The ELTIC [English Language Teaching Information Centre] Project" (Dodds Pule); "Researching the Language Context for Language Policy Decisions at School Level" (Sarah Slabbert); "Language Education and the Policy Process in KwaZulu-Natal" (Mervyn Ogle); and "Language as a Subject" (David Gough). Section 5, "Language Policy and the Publishing Industry," includes: "What Will Books Look Like? How Will We Teach? A Practical Look at Language Policies" (Kate McCallum). Two appendices are included: "Extracts from the South African Constitution" and "Extracts of Language Clauses in Provincial Education Legislation." (KFT)

Language and Society in a Changing Italy

Author: Arturo Tosi

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 384

This book examines the interrelation between language and society in contemporary Italy. It aims to provide an up to date account of linguistic diversity, social variation, special codes and language varieties within Italian society, and in situations of language contact both within and outside Italy.

Literacy in School and Society

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Elizabetta Zuanelli Sonino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 757

The "function" and "notion" of literacy may be considered the keystone, a "filigree" principle underlying the educational, social, and cultural organiza tion of the societies of the twentieth century. It is therefore interesting to try to pinpoint the notion and its implications at the tum of the century by focusing the attention of scholars from various disciplines-sociolinguistics, psychology, psycholinguistics, and pedagogy-on the subject. This is the purpose of this volume, which originated from an inter disciplinary meeting on trends in and problems of research on early literacy through mother tongues and/or second languages, held in Venice under the auspices of the University of Venice, and in particular of the Seminario di Linguistica e di Didattica della Lingue and the Centro Linguistico Interfacolta, and the Municipality of Venice, together with UNESCO and AILA. A first far-reaching question touches on the role assigned to or fulfilled by mass "literacy" in modem society. The concept of literacy considered as a social achievement, an essential component in the process of education to be institutionally prompted and controlled, fluctuates between two opposite poles. A polemic-destructive view considers the notion and the educational "prac tices" connected with it as a potent instrument of social control, a tool for social reproduction and consensus. On the other side, a plurifunctional con structive view considers the acquisition and maintenance of different languages via educational institutions as a concrete possibility for the defense and main tenance of cultural pluralism and identity, be it social, ethnic, or religious.

The Foreign Language Educator in Society

Toward A Critical Pedagogy

Author: Timothy G. Reagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 212

This text brings together two significant domains of educational practice: foreign language education and critical pedagogy--linking them in a way that can help foreign language educators develop a critical awareness of the nature, purposes, and challenges facing foreign language pedagogy. Unique among texts in the field, this is the first to deal explicitly with the social, political, ideological, and economic aspects of language, language learning, and language teaching in our society and to connect the practice of foreign language education with these critical, and crucial, aspects of language and language use. The Foreign Language Educator in Society: Toward A Critical Pedagogy: *emphasizes what teachers and future teachers of foreign languages in this country ought to know and understand about language-- language attitudes, practices, rights, and policy-- and related issues; *focuses on helping students to move beyond pragmatic pedagogical concerns to the social and political concerns relevant to their teaching; and *provides students with the opportunity to develop critical perspectives on the central facets of the language education process. Intended for foreign language education programs at both basic and advanced levels, as well as courses in critical pedagogy, critical language awareness, sociolinguistics, and social and cultural foundations of education, the text provides helpful pedagogical features to direct the reader in applying the content of each chapter to his or her own context.

Local Languaging, Literacy and Multilingualism in a West African Society

Author: Kasper Juffermans

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 696

This book aims to enhance and challenge our understanding of language and literacy as social practice against the background of heightened globalisation. Juffermans presents an ethnographic study of the linguistic landscape of The Gambia, arguing that language should be conceptualised as a verb (languaging) rather than a countable noun (a language, languages). He goes on to argue that sociolinguistics should not be defined as the study of ‘who speaks what language to whom, and when and to what end’ (as Fishman defined it), but as the study of who uses which linguistic features under particular circumstances in a particular place and time. The book is therefore in part an exercise to unpluralise language, which Juffermans argues is necessary for a more realistic understanding of what language is, what it does, and what people do with it. The book will be of interest to sociolinguistics researchers, especially those focusing on Africa and the global South.

Language and Society

An Introduction

Author: Andrew Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 452

Language and Society is a broad introduction to the interaction of language and society, intended for undergraduate students majoring in any academic discipline. The book discusses the complex socio-political roles played by large, dominant languages around the world and how the growth of major national and official languages is threatening the continued existence of smaller, minority languages. As individuals adopt new ways of speaking, many languages are disappearing, others are evolving into hybrid languages with distinctive new forms, and even long-established languages are experiencing significant change, with young speakers creating novel expressions and innovative pronunciations. Making use of a wide range of case studies selected from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, Andrew Simpson describes and explains key factors causing language variation and change which relate to societal structures and the expression of group and personal identity. The volume also examines how speakers' knowledge of language acts as an important force controlling access to education, advances in employment and the development of social status. Additional topics discussed in the volume focus on the global growth of English, gendered patterns of language use, and the influence of language on perception.

Multilingualism in the Soviet Union

Aspects of Language Policy and its Implementation

Author: E. G. Lewis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 400

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Language and Society in South Asia

Author: Michael C. Shapiro

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 887

School & Society

Author: James McKeen Cattell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

View: 248