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Language, Identity and Education on the Arabian Peninsula Bilingual Policies in a Multilingual Context

Edited by: Louisa Buckingham | Hardback | 9781783096596

This collection examines the urban multilingual realities of inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula in the early 21st century from the perspectives of learners, teachers and researchers. Focusing on both public and private spheres, it considers the importance of both English and immigrants’ languages in a context of rapid socioeconom…

L2 Selves and Motivations in Asian Contexts

Edited by: Matthew T. Apple, Dexter Da Silva, Terry Fellner | Paperback | 9781783096732

This book fills an existing gap in language learning motivation research by examining the applications of current motivational theories and models from WEIRD (Western, educated, industrialized, rich, developed) contexts to educational systems in Asian contexts. All chapters are focused on second language (L2) motivation as it applies to …

Honoring Richard Ruiz and his Work on Language Planning and Bilingual Education

Edited by: Nancy H. Hornberger | Paperback | 9781783096688

Richard Ruiz has inspired generations of scholars in language planning and multilingual education with his unique orientations to language as a problem, a right and a resource. This volume attests to the far-reaching impact of his thinking and teaching, bringing together a selection of his published and unpublished writings on language p…

Prescription and Tradition in Language Establishing Standards across Time and Space

Edited by: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Carol Percy | Hardback | 9781783096503

This book contextualises case studies across a wide variety of languages and cultures, crystallising key interrelationships between linguistic standardisation and prescriptivism, and between ideas and practices. It focuses on different traditions of standardisation and prescription throughout the world and addresses questions such as how…

From Principles to Practice in Education for Intercultural Citizenship

Edited by: Michael Byram, Irina Golubeva, Han Hui, Manuela Wagner | Paperback | 9781783096541

The contributors to this volume have collaborated to present their work on introducing competences in intercultural communication and citizenship into foreign language education. The book examines how learners and teachers think about citizenship and interculturality, and shows how teachers and researchers from primary to university educ…

Exploring the US Language Flagship Program Professional Competence in a Second Language by Graduation

Edited by: Dianna Murphy, Karen Evans-Romaine | Hardback | 9781783096091

<span lang="EN-US">A number of reports in the US have highlighted the country’s need for improved second language skills for both national security and economic competitiveness. The Language Flagship program, launched in 2002, aims to raise expectations regarding language proficiency levels at the post-secondary level and t…

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Reflective Practice as Professional Development

This month we are publishing Reflective Practice as Professional Development by Atsuko Watanabe. In this post, Atsuko explains a bit more about the background to the book. This book attempts to fill an important gap in the professional development of English teachers in Japan. In March 2003, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) […]

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To celebrate the 15th volume in our Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights series we're offering 40% off all books in the series until the end of October.

Just use the code LDLR2016 at the checkout and you will get the 40% discount.

Offer ends: 31 October.