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Global Academic Publishing Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies

Edited by: Mary Jane Curry, Theresa Lillis | Paperback | 9781783099221

This book reports on the state of academic journal publishing in a range of geolinguistic contexts, including locations where pressures to publish in English have developed more recently than in other parts of the world (e.g.…

Developing Intercultural Perspectives on Language Use Exploring Pragmatics and Culture in Foreign Language Learning

Author: Troy McConachy | Paperback | 9781783099313

Many language teachers recognise the importance of integrating intercultural learning into language learning, but how this can be best achieved is not always apparent. This is particularly the case in foreign language learning contexts where teachers are working with a prescribed textbook and opportunities to use the language outside the classroom are limited.…

Crosslinguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition Typical and Atypical Development

Edited by: Elena Babatsouli, David Ingram, Nicole Müller | Hardback | 9781783099085

This book presents diverse, original research studies on typical and atypical child language acquisition in monolingual, bilingual and bi-dialectal settings, with a focus on development, assessment and research methodology. Languages investigated in the studies include underrepresented languages, such as Farsi, Greek, Icelandic, isiXhosa, Maltese, Mandarin and Slovene, without excluding representative work in major languages like Engli…

Faith and Language Practices in Digital Spaces

Edited by: Andrey Rosowsky | Hardback | 9781783099276

This volume shares the results of research conducted within and across the complex nexus of language, religion and new technologies. It identifies the dynamic and mobile ways religious practice and language interact online to modify, confirm, transform and consolidate linguistic resources and repertoires.…

Bilingual Childcare Hitches, Hurdles and Hopes

Author: Victoria Benz | Hardback | 9781783099177

This ethnographic study explores aspects of bilingual education in two early childhood German–English education centres in Australia. Using various sources of data and multiple methods of analysis, it investigates the processes at work when establishing and implementing a bilingual programme and examines the language attitudes, ideologies and practices of the parents, educators and administrators involved.…

Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children Interdependence or Independence?

Edited by: Raphael Berthele, Amelia Lambelet | Paperback | 9781783099030

This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers and presents the results of four different quantitative studies that investigate the transfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual language development. The empirical studies focus on different populations of pupils, most of them located in various parts of Switzerland, and emphasise the potential residing in shared or transferred resources between their herit…

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Third Age Language Learners: Facing Challenges and Discovering New Worlds

This month we will be publishing Third Age Learners of Foreign Languages edited by Danuta Gabryś-Barker. In this post she discusses the main themes addressed in her book. The initial inspiration for compiling a volume on third age learners of foreign languages as is often the case, is derived not only from professional interests and scholarly events … Continue reading Third Age Language Learners: Facing Challenges and Discovering New Worlds

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