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      John Edwards

Language Diversity in the Classroom

«<p>The rapidly changing demographic composition of students in American (& other) schools poses an increasing challenge for teachers who increasingly are finding larger and larger numbers of students from diverse ethnolinguistic and racial backgrounds in their classes. School systems are beginning to understand the need to better prepare their teachers to understand and to draw upon the linguistic resources that students bring to the classroom. Language Diversity in the Classroom is an excellent book that should inform and stimulate discussion in teacher education programs. I recommend it enthusiastically.</p>»

This book provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. A thorough analysis of the sources and implications of social "disadvantage" is presented first, since the nonstandard dialects that children bring with them to school - and the unfavourable perceptions of these dialects - have traditionally given rise to educational difficulties. Les mer
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This book provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. A thorough analysis of the sources and implications of social "disadvantage" is presented first, since the nonstandard dialects that children bring with them to school - and the unfavourable perceptions of these dialects - have traditionally given rise to educational difficulties. The persistence of these perceptions is particularly highlighted. More general issues surrounding the range and implications of language attitudes are dealt with, as is the important "test case" of Black English. The book also discusses foreign-language teaching and learning, as well as the assumptions and intentions underpinning bilingual and multicultural education. Given its breadth and its style, this book should be of interest and value to all teachers, as well as to students and researchers concerned with any aspect of the social life of language.
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Forlag: Multilingual Matters
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 352
ISBN: 9781847692252
Format: 21 x 15 cm
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«<p>The rapidly changing demographic composition of students in American (& other) schools poses an increasing challenge for teachers who increasingly are finding larger and larger numbers of students from diverse ethnolinguistic and racial backgrounds in their classes. School systems are beginning to understand the need to better prepare their teachers to understand and to draw upon the linguistic resources that students bring to the classroom. Language Diversity in the Classroom is an excellent book that should inform and stimulate discussion in teacher education programs. I recommend it enthusiastically.</p>»

«<p>The author claims-quite rightly-that this is a "comprehensive and jargon free" survey of those linguistic issues which have educational components or ramifications. It is both a scholarly and brave piece of work, since Edwards does not hesitate to attack certain 'politically correct' approaches to the topic, where these can be shown to render no service to the groups referred to; he also attacks the use of inflated language, unproven statements along with the use of theories inappropriate to the subject (discourse analysis comes out particularly badly in this respect).</p>»

, Language Policy (2011) 10:105-106

«<p>This volume provides a comprehensive background on research on sociolinguistic and cultural variation in the classroom and the linguistic behavior of speakers of nonstandard dialects and foreign languages. Edward’s voice is distinct and his conviction is clear throughout the book. This volume is appropriate for in-service or preservice teachers; it is particularly relevant for training programs in language arts, second or foreign language teaching, and bilingual or multicultural education.</p>»

, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2011, 33, 481-485

«<p>John Edwards has written a plethora of outstanding journal articles, and several exceptional books-my favourite, to date, being his wonderful "Multilingualism"(1994). This has now changed: "Language and Diversity in the classroom" is my new favourite, and I am delighted to recommend it most highly.</p>»

, Language Problems and Language Planning 34:3
Chapter 1: Introduction



Chapter 2: Discourse Analysis and its Discontents



Chapter 3: Disadvantage: A Brief Overview



Chapter 4: Disadvantage: The Genetic Case



Chapter 5: Disadvantage: The Environmental Case



Chapter 6: The Language Debate



Chapter 7: The Persistence of Linguistic Deficit



Chapter 8: Evaluative Reactions to the Language of Disadvantage



Chapter 9: Black English as Ebonics



Chapter 10: 'Foreign' Languages in the Classroom



Chapter 11: Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education



Chapter 12: Bilingualism: A Very Brief Overview



Chapter 13: Bilingual Education



Chapter 14: A Concluding Statement
John Edwards is a Professor of Psychology at St Francis Xavier University. His research interests are in language, identity and the many ramifications of their relationship. He has lectured and presented papers on this topic in some thirty countries. Professor Edwards is the editor of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. He is the author of several books including Language and Identity (Cambridge, 2009) and Un mundo de lenguas (Aresta, 2009) as well as many articles, chapters and reviews.