Advances in Understanding Multilingualism: A Global Perspective by Sambor GruczaAdvances in Understanding Multilingualism: A Global Perspective by Sambor Grucza

Advances in Understanding Multilingualism: A Global Perspective

EditorSambor Grucza, Magdalena Olpinska-Szkielko, Piotr Romanowski

Hardcover | March 29, 2016

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Multilingualism is broadly understood as the knowledge and use of two or more languages by individuals in their everyday lives, both private and professional. It is increasingly acknowledged as an important issue of the contemporary world and the interest in the matter of multilingualism is growing rapidly in many areas, such as research, politics, or education. The authors of this book combine some of the questions in a truly interdisciplinary perspective in order to provide an insight into the variety and diversity of research problems of multilingualism. This collection is divided into ten chapters considering the selected matters from different points of view, gathering together empirical research from various fields.
Sambor Grucza is Professor at the University of Warsaw. His research interests are applied linguistics as well as linguistics of languages for specific purposes. Magdalena Olpinska-Szkielko is Professor at the University of Warsaw. Her research interests include language acquisition, early bilingualism, and specialist languages. Piotr ...
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Title:Advances in Understanding Multilingualism: A Global PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6.05 × 0.65 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631667612

ISBN - 13:9783631667613

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Table of Contents

Contents: Katja Andersen: Multilingualism and Multimodality in Luxembourgish Early Childhood Education – Wai Meng Chan: From Multilingualism to Bilingualism - and Back? Charting the Impact of Language Planning in Singapore – Lidija Cvikic/Jasna Novak Milic/Katarina Aladrovic Slovacek: The Role of Formal Language Instruction in the Maintenance of Heritage Language: The Case of Croatian Language – Kyria Finardi/Virag Csillagh: Globalization and Linguistic Diversity in Switzerland: Insights from the Roles of National Languages and English as a Foreign Language – Jeanette King/Una Cunningham: Intergenerational Transmission of Minority Languages in New Zealand: Methodological Issues – Ana Cristina Neves: (Re)Reading Otherness: Translanguaging Processes in the Linguistic Landscape of Macau – Michal B. Paradowski/Aleksandra Bator/Monika Michalowska: Multilingual Upbringing by Parents of Different Nationalities: Which Strategies Work Best? – Stefania Scaglione/Sandro Caruana: Bridging the Gap between Policies and Practices Related to Multilingualism in Schools in Southern European States – Kutlay Yagmur: Policies of Multilingualism in the European Union: How Compatible is the Policy with Actual Practice? – Eugen Zaretsky/Benjamin P. Lange: The Geography of Language Skills and Language(-Related) Disorders: A Case of Frankfurt/Main.

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«[...] the comprehensiveness of the studies included and the unique contexts in which they were conducted make for a valuable collection that will appeal to many.»
(Maria Claudia Petrescu, LINGUIST List August/2017)

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