Sociolinguistics and Language Education

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-17
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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This book provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, including topics of nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, ideologies and power, across language education contexts ranging from the teaching of English as an international language to Indigenous language revitalization.

Author Biography

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Recent three-time Fulbright Senior Specialist, to Paraguay, New Zealand, and South Africa respectively, Hornberger teaches, lectures, and advises on multilingualism and education throughout the world and has authored or edited over two dozen books, including most recently Can Schools Save Indigenous Languages? Policy and Practice on Four Continents (Palgrave Macmillan 2008), and the ten-volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Springer 2008).Sandra McKay is Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University. Her books include Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, OUP) and Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching (edited with Nancy Hornberger, 1996, CUP). Her newest book is International English in its Sociolinguistic Contexts: Towards a Socially Sensitive Pedagogy (with Wendy Bokhorst-Heng, 2008, Frances Taylor). She has received Fulbright Grants, academic specialists awards and worked extensively in international teacher education in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sociolinguistics and Language Education
Language and Ideology
Language and Ideologies
Language, Power and Pedagogies
Nationalism, Identity and Popular Culture
Language and Society
English as an International Language
Multilingualism and Codeswitching in Education
Language Policy and Planning
Language and Variation
Style and Styling
Critical Language Awareness
Pidgins and Creoles
Language and Literacy
Cross-cultural Perspectives on Writing: Contrastive Rhetoric
Sociolinguistics, Language Teaching and New Literacy Studies
Multimodal Literacy in Language Classrooms
Language and Identity
Language and Identity
Gender Identities in Language Education
Language and Ethnicity
Language Socialization
Language and Interaction
Language and Culture
Conversation Analysis
Classroom Discourse Analysis: A Focus on Communicative Repertoires
Language and Education
Language and Education: A Limpopo Lens
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