Encyclopedia of Language and Education / Edition 2

Encyclopedia of Language and Education / Edition 2

by Nancy Hornberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387328750

ISBN-13: 9780387328751

Pub. Date: 11/20/2007

Publisher: Springer US

The present volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners, researchers, and interested lay readers alike to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. A major assumption of the volume is that both micro and macro perspectives and both social and linguistic levels of…  See more details below

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The present volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners, researchers, and interested lay readers alike to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. A major assumption of the volume is that both micro and macro perspectives and both social and linguistic levels of analysis are critical for an understanding of the interaction between language and education. It is organized in four parts, focusing in turn on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. The contributing scholars hail from five continents and nine countries; they represent a great diversity of linguistic, cultural, and disciplinary traditions. For all that, what is most impressive about this volume is the unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387328751
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
11/20/2007
Series:
Encyclopedia of Language and Education Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2008
Pages:
4176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.22(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Language, Society, and Education: Recent Advances in Approaches, Methods, and Topics. 1. Sociology of Language; S. Dogancay-Aktuna. 2. Language Planning; S. Dogancay-Aktuna. 3. Social Science Theory in Researching Language and Education; R. Young. 4. Survey Methods in Researching Language and Education; C. Baker. 5. Researching Gender in Language Use; R.D. Freeman. Part Two: Language, Variation, and Education: Recent Advances in Approaches, Methods, and Topics. 6. Variationist Sociolinguistics; S.M. Bortoni-Ricardo. 7. Critical Pedagogy; T. Goldstein. 8. Experimental Methods in Researching Language and Education; L. Verhoeven. 9. Second Language Acquisition Research Methods; T. Pica. 10. Researching Age in Language Acquisition and Use; B. Harley. 11. Researching Race and Social Class in Language Acquisition and Use; J. Baugh. Part Three: Language, Culture, and Education: Recent Advances in Approaches, Methods, and Topics. 12. Ethnography of Communication; I. Farah, et al. 13. Classroom Ethnography; K.A. Watson-Gegeo. 14. Case Study Methods in Researching Langauge and Education; C. Faltis. 15. Ethnographic Interview Methods in Researching Language and Education; O.G. Rubio. 16. Research Methods for Studying the Language of Blind Children; S. Norgate. 17. Research Methods for Studying the Language of the Signing Deaf; J. Branson, D. Miller. Part Four: Language, Interaction, and Education: Recent Advances in Approaches, Methods, and Topics. 18. Microethnography; P.M. Garcez. 19. Critical Ethnography; S.A. May. 20. Critical Discourse Research; B. Norton. 21. Conversation Analysis Methods in Researching Language and Education; J.L. Heap. 22. Teacher Research Methods in Language and Education; T.L. McCarty. 23. Research Methods for Studying the Use of Computers in Literacy Classrooms; I. Snyder. 24. Bilingual Classroom Discourse: Changing Research Approaches & Diversifying Sites; M. Martin-Jones.

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