Released on 2021-10-17Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Multilingualism across the Lifespan

Multilingualism across the Lifespan

Author: Unn Røyneland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000472578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 261

This innovative collection examines key questions on language diversity and multilingualism running through contemporary debates in psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. Reinforcing interdisciplinary conversations on these themes, each chapter is co-authored by two different researchers, often those who have not written together before. The combined effect is a volume showcasing unique and dynamic perspectives on such topics as multilingualism across the lifespan, bilingual acquisition, family language policy, language and ageing, language shift, language and identity, and multilingualism and language impairment. The book builds on Elizabeth Lanza’s pioneering work on multilingualism across the lifespan, bringing together cutting-edge research exploring multilingualism as an evolving phenomenon at landmarks in individuals’, families’, and communities’ lives. Taken together, the book offers a rich portrait of the different facets of multilingualism as a lived reality for individuals, families, and communities. This ground-breaking volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multilingualism, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.
Released on 2008Categories Education

Living Languages

Living Languages

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275999124

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 747

This book is about multilingualism across the lifespan: how languages are learned at different life stages, why this is so, and how to take advantage of this knowledge to more efficiently integrate them into our lives.
Released on 2021-11Categories Language and culture

Multilingualism Across the Lifespan

Multilingualism Across the Lifespan

Author: Robert J. Blackwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1003125816

Category: Language and culture

Page:

View: 228

"This innovative collection examines key questions on language diversity and multilingualism running through contemporary debates in psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. Reinforcing interdisciplinary conversations on these themes, each chapter is co-authored by two different researchers, often those who have not written together before. The combined effect is a volume showcasing unique and dynamic perspectives on such topics as multilingualism across the lifespan, bilingual acquisition, family language policy, language and aging, language shift, language and identity, and multilingualism and language impairment. The book builds on Elizabeth Lanza's pioneering work on multilingualism across the lifespan, bringing together cutting-edge research exploring multilingualism as an evolving phenomenon at landmarks in individuals', families' and communities' lives. Taken together, the book offers a rich portrait of the different facets of multilingualism as lived reality for individuals, families, and communities. This groundbreaking volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multilingualism, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics"--
Released on 2021-10-17Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Spaces of Multilingualism

Spaces of Multilingualism

Author: Robert Blackwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000472622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 466

This innovative collection explores critical issues in understanding multilingualism as a defining dimension of identity creation and negotiation in contemporary social life. Reinforcing interdisciplinary conversations on these themes, each chapter is co-authored by two different researchers, often those who have not written together before. The combined effect is a volume showcasing unique and dynamic perspectives on such topics as rethinking of language policy, testing of language rights, language pedagogy, meaning-making, and activism in the linguistic landscape. The book explores multilingualism through the lenses of spaces and policies as embodied in Elizabeth Lanza’s body of work in the field, with a focus on the latest research on linguistic landscapes in diverse settings. Taken together, the book offers a window into better understanding issues around processes of change in and of languages and societies. This ground breaking volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multilingualism, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics.
Released on 2018-06-26Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dynamics of Language

The Dynamics of Language

Author: Rajend Mesthrie

Publisher: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd

ISBN: 9781775822271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 517

Linguistics – the close study of language and languages – is an indispensable foundation for all forms of knowledge. The African continent is blessed with hundreds of languages which act as local repositories of culture and interaction. South Africa alone has eleven official languages, plus Sign Language, many heritage languages, and new languages of global movements and migration. Part of the linguist’s business is to document, record and affirm languages and diversity. Applied linguists use their training to understand and enhance the role of language in education and upliftment, and the opportunities and challenges of new technologies of communication. The International Congress of Linguists meets every five years to reflect the development of the field and 2018 is the first time that the congress is being held in Africa. This book is a collection of the plenary and focus papers presented at the conference and thus represents current thinking in the major branches of language study as represented by leading local and international scholars. The papers discuss the history of languages, their structure, acquisition, diversity and use. At the same time due regard is paid to the African continent in connection with its linguistic diversity, multilingualism and educational and societal concerns. The Congress is meant to affirm the value of the languages of Africa, of languages and Linguistics in general, as well as to inspire and equip younger scholars to undertake advanced research into language in its many facets.
Released on 2010-05-26Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Development Over the Lifespan

Language Development Over the Lifespan

Author: Kees de Bot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135839383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 159

Language Development Over the Lifespan is a reference resource for those conducting research on language development and the aging process, and a supplementary textbook for courses in applied linguistics/bilingualism programs that focus on language attrition/aging and adult literacy development in second languages. It offers an integrative approach to language development that examines changes in language over a lifetime, organized by different theoretical perspectives, which are presented by well-known international scholars.
Released on 2015-11-05Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Language Learning

Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Language Learning

Author: Gessica De Angelis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474235877

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 671

Which strategies do multilingual learners use when confronted with languages they don't yet know? Which factors are involved in activating prior linguistic knowledge in multilingual learning? This volume offers valuable insights into recent research in multilingualism, crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction. Experts in the field examine the role of background languages in multilingual learning. All the chapters point to the heart of the question of what the «multilingual mind» is. Does learning one language actually help you learn another, and if so, why? This volume looks at languages and scenarios beyond English as a second language – Italian, Gaelic, Dutch and German, amongst others, are covered, as well as instances of third and additional language learning. Research into crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction essentially contributes to our understanding of how language learning works when there are three or more languages in contact.
Released on 2022-07-31Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Handbook of Childhood Multilingualism

The Cambridge Handbook of Childhood Multilingualism

Author: Anat Stavans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108584159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 853

View: 278

Childhood multilingualism has become a norm rather than an exception. This is the first handbook to survey state-of-the-art research on the uniqueness of early multilingual development in children growing up with more than two languages in contact. It provides in-depth accounts of the complexity and dynamics of early multilingualism by internationally renowned scholars who have researched typologically different languages in different continents. Chapters are divided into six thematic areas, following the trajectory, environment and conditions underlying the incipient and early stages of multilingual children's language development. The many facets of childhood multilingualism are approached from a range of perspectives, showcasing not only the challenges of multilingual education and child-rearing but also the richness in linguistic and cognitive development of these children from infancy to early schooling. It is essential reading for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the multiple aspects of multilingualism, seen through the unique prism of children.
Released on 2020-10-20Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Multilingualism and Ageing

Multilingualism and Ageing

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004445802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

View: 876

Multilingualism and Ageing provides an overview of research on a large range of topics relating to language processing and use from a life-span perspective. It covers and combines psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic approaches on the topic multilingualism and ageing.
Released on 2015-01-12Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Multilingualism

Multilingualism

Author: Anat Stavans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316241080

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

View: 495

How do children and adults become multilingual? How do they use their languages? What influence does being multilingual have on their identities? What is the social impact of multilingualism today and how do societies accommodate it? These are among the fascinating questions examined by this book. Exploring multilingualism in individuals and in society at large, Stavans and Hoffmann argue that it evolves not from one factor in particular, but from a vast range of environmental and personal influences and circumstances: from migration to globalisation, from the spread of English to a revived interest in minority languages, from social mobility to intermarriage. The book shows the important role of education in helping to promote or maintain pupils' multilingual language competence and multilingual literacy, and in helping to challenge traditional monolingual attitudes. A clear and incisive account of this growing phenomenon, it is essential reading for students, teachers and policy-makers alike.
Released on 2022-07-08Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Struggles for Multilingualism and Linguistic Citizenship

Struggles for Multilingualism and Linguistic Citizenship

Author: Quentin Williams

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781800415331

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 335

This book offers a fresh perspective on the social life of multilingualism through the lens of the important notion of linguistic citizenship. All of the chapters are underpinned by a theoretical and methodological engagement with linguistic citizenship as a useful heuristic through which to understand sociolinguistic processes in late modernity, focusing in particular on linguistic agency and voices on the margins of our societies. The authors take stock of conservative, liberal, progressive and radical social transformations in democracies in the north and south, and consider the implications for multilingualism as a resource, as a way of life and as a feature of identity politics. Each chapter builds on earlier research on linguistic citizenship by illuminating how multilingualism (in both theory and practice) should be, or could be, thought of as inclusive when we recognize what multilingual speakers do with language for voice and agency.
Released on 2022-12-29Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Multilingualism in the Andes

Multilingualism in the Andes

Author: Rosaleen Howard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429638510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

View: 681

This illuminating book critically examines multicultural language politics and policymaking in the Andean-Amazonian countries of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, demonstrating how issues of language and power throw light on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state. Based on the author’s research in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia over several decades, Howard draws comparisons over time and space. With due attention to history, the book’s focus is situated in the years following the turn of the millennium, a period in which ideological shifts have affected continuity in official policy delivery even as processes of language shift from Indigenous languages such as Aymara and Quechua, to Spanish, have accelerated. The book combines in-depth description and analysis of state-level activity with ethnographic description of responses to policy on the ground. The author works with concepts of technologies of power and language regimentation to draw out the hegemonic workings of power as exercised through language policy creation at multiple scales. This book will be key reading for students and scholars of critical sociolinguistic ethnography, the history, society and politics of the Andean region, and linguistic anthropology, language policy and planning, and Latin American studies more broadly.