Trilingualism in Family, School, and Community

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd

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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.

Author Biography

Charlotte Hoffmann grew up in a bilingual family in Germany and raised her children to become trilingual. She is Reader in Sociolinguistics at the University of Salford, UK, where she is also Associate Director of the European Studies Research Institute. Her publications cover child trilingualism, trilingual competence and societal multilingualism. Jehannes Ytsma is senior researcher at the Fryske Akademy (The Netherlands). His publications are in the fields of bi- and trilingualism in school and society. He is currently conducting a research project on trilingual primary education in Friesland.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Contexts of Trilingualism
Exploring Multilingualism in Cultural Contexts: Towards a Notion of Multilingualityp. 11
Being Trilingual or Multilingual: Is There a Price to Pay?p. 30
Multilingual Language Use
Language Practices of Trilingual Youth in Two Canadian Citiesp. 53
Language Crossing Among Adolescents in a Multiethnic City Area in Germanyp. 75
A Survey of Language Ability, Language Use and Language Attitudes of Young Aborigines in Taiwanp. 101
Trilingual Input and Children's Language Use in Trilingual Families in Flandersp. 118
Language Policy and Education
Creating and Implementing a Language Policy in the Israeli Educational Systemp. 139
Trilingualism in Guinea-Bissau and the Question of Instructional Languagep. 166
Trilinguals at Four? Early Trilingual Education in the Basque Countryp. 185
Teaching English as a Third Language: The Effect of Attitudes and Motivationp. 202
English as a Third Language in Bilingual Finland: Basic Communication or Academic Language?p. 219
Indexp. 239
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