Code Choice In The Language Classroom by Glenn S. LevineCode Choice In The Language Classroom by Glenn S. Levine

Code Choice In The Language Classroom

byGlenn S. Levine

Paperback | January 25, 2011

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Code Choice in the Language Classroom argues that the foreign language classroom is and should be regarded as a multilingual community of practice rather than as a perpetually deficient imitator of an exclusive second-language environment. From a sociocultural and ecological perspective, Levine guides the reader through a theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical treatment of the important roles of the first language, and of code-switching practices, in the language classroom. Intended for SLA researchers, language teachers, language program directors, and graduate students of foreign languages and literatures, the book develops a framework for thinking about all aspects of code choice in the language classroom and offers concrete proposals for designing and carrying out instruction in a multilingual classroom community of practice.
Glenn S. Levine is an Associate Professor of German and German language program director at the University of California, Irvine.
Title:Code Choice In The Language ClassroomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.3 × 5.89 × 0.53 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847693326

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPrefacePart 1: Conceptual Framework1 Monolingual Norms and Multilingual Realities2 The Conundrum of Babel: Toward a Theoretical Framework for a Multilingual Approach3 What is a Code? What is Code-Switching?Part 2: Empirical Support4 The Code Choice Status Quo of the Language Classroom5 The Discourse of Classroom Code Choice: Toward Becoming Bilingual Part 3: Curriculum6 An Architecture of Classroom Code Choice7 Getting from Marked to Unmarked and Back Again: Articulation of Multilingual Classroom Communities of PracticeEpilogue: Blessings of BabelReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

Levine's book is clear, practical and thought-provoking...L2 teachers trying to come to terms with L2 teaching nowadays will certainly be encouraged, inspired and comforted by this book. Curriculum developers...will appreciate the conceptual and methodological framework presented by Levine. Scholars and students wishing to explore the main tenets of sociocultural approaches to L2 teaching will find this work to be a fine and thorough synthesis. - Jose Aguilar Río - LINGUIST List 22.2943