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Overview

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics offers a scientifically grounded overview that provides guidance in dealing with the language education challenges produced by globalization and growing local multilingualism. From literacy to language acquisition and policy, this comprehensive text written by an international team of specialists gathers foundational information, core themes, major findings, and practical applications into one accessible volume.

The forty-four chapters provide state-of-the-art reviews of the many areas of inquiry that contribute to understanding the relationship between research and practice in language education. The volume considers the influence of neurobiology, psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, educational studies and linguistic sciences on a field which includes language teaching and learning, language policy, education of minorities and migrants, literacy, language curricula, assessment, and endangered languages. The book reveals the complexity of this growing field while remaining accessible for students, researchers, language educators, curriculum developers, and educational policy makers.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“The Handbook of Educational Linguistics will not, and could not, accomplish this alone, but it is an invaluable resource in helping us to move forward in this direction.” (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012)

"Spolsky and Hult have put together a book that is not only authoritative, but also original and innovative in scope and treatment. The editors have succeeded in combining the extensive experience of a senior scholar and the fresh insights of a junior scholar with those of the international contributors in order to make this a book that transforms our understandings of educational linguistics for today." Ofelia García, Columbia University

"This Handbook is a splendid compilation of contributions that takes stock of the major areas that are shaping the emerging discipline of Educational Linguistics as well as identifies research lacunae that are likely candidates for future attention. The editors’ success in attracting contributions from such a diverse group of scholars is particularly welcome." G. Richard Tucker, Carnegie Mellon University

"This is not just another handbook! It is a foundational contribution to the entire field of linguistics and to its rapidly proliferating subdisciplines. The range of topics is expansive, comprehensive, and complementary—from linguistic theory and language ideology to linguistically and culturally responsible education and politics. A well-conceived and elegantly constructed collection!" Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444331042
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Spolsky was Professor at McGill University, Indiana University, the University of New Mexico and Bar-Ilan University; he retired in 2000. He has written and edited two dozen books, including Educational Linguistics: an Introduction (1978), Conditions for Second Language Learning (1989), The Languages of Jerusalem (1991), Measured Words (1995), Sociolinguistics (1998), The Languages of Israel (1999), Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics (1999) and Language Policy (2004), and has published about 200 articles and chapters.

Francis M. Hult is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has also taught at Lund University in Sweden and at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He is the founder and manager of the Educational Linguistics List. His publications have appeared in the journals World Englishes (with King and Berg), Language Policy, and Current Issues in Language Planning.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors x

1 Introduction: What is Educational Linguistics? Bernard Spolsky 1

2 The History and Development of Educational Linguistics Francis M. Hult 10

Part I Foundations for Educational Linguistics 25

3 Neurobiology of Language Learning Laura Sabourin Laurie A. Stowe 27

4 Psycholinguistics William C. Ritchie Tej K. Bhatia 38

5 Linguistic Theory Richard Hudson 53

6 Sociolinguistics and Sociology of Language Rajend Mesthrie 66

7 Linguistic Anthropology Stanton Wortham 83

8 The Political Matrix of Linguistic Ideologies Mary McGroarty 98

9 Educational Linguistics and Education Systems Joseph Lo Bianco 113

Part II Core Themes 127

Linguistically and Culturally Responsive Education

10 The Language of Instruction Issue: Framing an Empirical Perspective Stephen L. Walter 129

11 Bilingual and Biliterate Practices at Home and School Iliana Reyes Luis C. Moll 147

12 Vernacular Language Varieties in Educational Settings: Research and Development Jeffrey Reaser Carolyn Temple Adger 161

13 Linguistic Accessibility and Deaf Children Samuel J. Supalla Jody H. Cripps 174

14 Identity in Language and Literacy Education Carolyn McKinney Bonny Norton 192

15 Post-colonialism and Globalization in Language Education Hyunjung Shin Ryuko Kubota 206

Language Education Policy and Management

16 Levels and Goals: Central Frameworks and Local Strategies Brian North 220

17 Language Acquisition Management Inside and Outside the School Richard B. Baldaut Jr. Minglin Li Shouhui Zhao 233

18 Language Cultivation in Developed Contexts Jiř? Nekvapil 251

19 Language Cultivation in Contexts of Multiple Community Languages M. Paul Lewis Barbara Trudell 266

20 Ecological Language Education Policy Nancy H. Hornberger Francis M. Hult 280

21 Education for Speakers of Endangered Languages Teresa L. McCarty Tove Skutnabb-Kangas Ole Henrik Magga 297

22 The Impact of English on the School Curriculum Yun-Kyunc Cha Seung-Hwan Ham 313

Literacy Development

23 Literacy Glynda A. Hull Gregorio Hernandez 328

24 Vernacular and Indigenous Literacies Kendall A. King Carol Benson 341

25 Religious and Sacred Literacies Jonathan M. Watt Sarah L. Fairfield 355

26 Genre and Register in Multiliteracies Mary Macken-Horarik Misty Adoniou 367

Acquiring a Language

27 Order of Acquisition and Developmental Readiness Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig Lloren? Comajoan 383

28 Language Socialization Kathleen C. Riley 398

29 Interlanguage and Language Transfer Peter Skehan 411

30 Second Language Acquisition and Ultimate Attainment David Birdsong Jee Paik 424

31 Explicit Form-Focused Instruction and Second Language Acquisition Rod Ellis 437

Language Assessment

32 Language Assessments: Gate-Keepers or Door-Openers? Lyle F. Bachman James E. Purpura 456

33 Diagnostic and Formative Assessment Ari Huhta 469

34 Accountability and Standards Alan Davies 483

35 Scales Frameworks Neil Jones Nick Saville 495

36 Nationally Mandated Testing for Accountability: English Language Learners in the US Micheline Chalhoub-Deville Craig Deville 510

Part III Research-Practice Relationships 523

37 Task-Based Teaching and Learning Teresa Pica 525

38 Corpus Linguistics and Second Language Instruction Susan M. Conrad Kimberly R. LeVelle 539

39 Interaction, Output, and Communicative Language Learning Merrill Swain Wataru Suzuki 557

40 Classroom Discourse and Interaction: Reading Acrossthe Traditions Lesley A. Rex Judith L. Green 571

41 Computer Assisted Language Learning Carol A. Chapelle 585

42 Ecological-Semiotic Perspectives on Educational Linguistics Leo van Lier 596

43 The Mediating Role of Language in Teaching and Learning: A Classroom Perspective Francis Bailey Beverley Burkett Donald Freeman 606

44 A Research Agenda for Educational Linguistics Paola Uccelli Catherine Snow 626

Author Index 643

Subject Index 659

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