Reflections on Multiliterate Lives

Reflections on Multiliterate Lives

by Diane Belcher
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853595217

ISBN-13: 9781853595219

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

"Reflection on Multiliterate Lives" is a collection of personal accounts, in narrative and interview format, of the formative literacy experiences of highly successful second language users, all of who are professional academics. Representing fourteen countries in origin, the contributors, well-known specialists in language teaching as well as a variety

Overview

"Reflection on Multiliterate Lives" is a collection of personal accounts, in narrative and interview format, of the formative literacy experiences of highly successful second language users, all of who are professional academics. Representing fourteen countries in origin, the contributors, well-known specialists in language teaching as well as a variety of other fields in the social and physical sciences, recount in their own words past and present struggles and successes as learners of language and of much else.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853595219
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
Bilingual Education & Bilingualism Series, #26
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Editors' Introduction1
Part ILanguage Specialists as Language Learners
The Fortunate Traveler: Shuttling Between Communities and Literacies by Economy Class23
Initiating into Academic Community: Some Autobiographical Reflections38
Reminiscences of a Multilingual Life: A Personal Case History51
Developing Literacy Can and Should Be Fun: But Only Sometimes Is60
Straddling Three Worlds67
How a Speaker of Two Second Languages Becomes a Writer in a Foreign Language74
From L1 to L12: The Confessions of a Sometimes Frustrated Multiliterate79
My Experience of Learning to Read and Write in Japanese as L1 and English as L296
An Introspective Account of L2 Writing Acquisition110
Writing from Chinese to English: My Cultural Transformation121
Part IICrossing Cultures Across the Disciplines
Learning is a Lifelong Process135
Linguistic Experiences of a Mathematical Career141
Taking the Best from a Number of Worlds: An Interview with Hooshang Hemami150
Growing up Trilingual: Memories of an Armenian/Arabic/English Speaker161
How Can I Help Make a Difference? An Interview with Robert Agunga165
A Professional Academic Life in Two Languages: An Interview with Maria Julia177
On Being a Citizen of the World: An Interview with Luis Proenza191
The Advantages of Starting Out Multilingual: An Interview with Steven Beering200
AppendixGuiding Questions209

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