Research Methods in Language and Education: Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 10 / Edition 1

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This volume, Research Methods in Language, offers an overview of the wide range of methodological approaches to language and education across the axes of micro and macro-linguistic and social levels of analysis, as well as the multiple connections between them.

The four sections each offer
•Several reviews of different broad areas or subfields
•Articles with a more narrow focus or demonstrating the application of an approach
•International scope
•Diversity of scholarly perspectives

The resultant breadth and depth of theoretical and methodological research perspective makes this a unique and highly valuable resource.

This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048194001
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/2/2010
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 443
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include language planning and policy; bilingualism, bilingual education and biliteracy; and the ethnography of communication.
Kendall King is associate professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Minnesota. Her interests include ideological, interactional and policy aspects of second language learning and bilingualism.

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Table of Contents

General Editor’s Introduction / Nancy H. Hornberger

Introduction to Volume 10: Research Methods in Language and Education / Kendall A. King



Section 1: Language, Society and Education

1. Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on Researching the Sociology of Language and Education / Joshua A. Fishman
2. Sociology of Language and Education: Empirical and Global Perspectives / Valerie S. Jakar and Ofra Inbar-Lourie
3. Investigating Language Education Policy / Bernard Spolsky
4. Researching Historical Perspectives on Language, Education and Ideology / Thomas Ricento
5. Survey Methods in Researching Language and Education / Colin Baker
6. Researching Language Loss and Revitalization / Leena Huss

Section 2: Language Variation, Acquisition and Education

7. Variationist Approaches to Language and Education / Kirk Hazen
8. Second Language Acquisition Research Methods / Rebekha Abbuhl and Alison Mackey
9. Third Language Acquisition Research Methods / Cristina Sanz and Beatriz Lado
0. Research Perspectives on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education / Li Wei
11. Research Approaches to Narrative, Literacy, and Education / Gigliana Melzi and Margaret Caspe
12. Research Methods in the Study of Gender in Second/Foreign Language Education / Aneta Pavlenko

Section 3: Language, Culture, Discourse and Education

13. Ethnography and Language Education / Kelleen Toohey
14. Researching Language Socialization / Paul B. Garrett
15. Discourse Analysis in Educational Research / Doris Warriner
16. Researching Developing Discourses and Competences in Immersion Classrooms / Anne-Marie de Mejía
17. Linguistic Ethnography / Angela Creese
18. Arts-based Approaches to Inquiry in Language Education / Misha Cahnmann Taylor

Section 4: Language, Interaction and Education

19. Microethnography in the Classroom / Pedro M. Garcez
20. Code-switching in the Classroom: Research Paradigms and Approaches / Angel M.Y. Lin
21. Language Teacher Research Methods / Manka M. Varghese
22. Research Approaches to the Study of Literacy, Technology and Learning / Ilana Snyder
23. Researching Computer Mediated Communication in Education / Wan Fara Adlina Wan Mansor and Mohamad Hassan Zakaria

Subject Index

Name Index

Cumulative Subject Index

Cumulative Name Index

Tables of Contents: Volumes 1–10

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