All countries face educational problems that result from the co-existence of a national standard variety of language and a range of indigenous dialects. In addition to publishing the latest research on these theses this book also contains a representative range of classroom initiatives designed to cope with potential educational problems arising from the relationship between dialect and standard language.
|Publisher:||Multilingual Matters Ltd.|
|Series:||Multilingual Matters Series|
About the Author
Viv Edwards is Professor of Language in Education at the University of Reading where she is also Director of the National Centre for Language and Literacy. She is editor of the international journal Language and Education and has researched and published widely in the areas of multilingualism and education. Her book on Multilingualism in the English-speaking World received the 2005 British Association for Applied Linguistics book award. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.