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The Language Gap provides an accessible review of the language gap research, illuminating what we know and what we do not know about the language development of youth from working and lower socioeconomic classes. Written to offer a balanced look at existing literature, this text analyzes how language gap research is portrayed in the media and how debatable research findings have been portrayed as common sense facts. This text additionally analyzes how language gap research has impacted educational policies, and will be the first book-length overview addressing this area of rapidly growing interest.
19/09/2023 | 9Language education and emotions : research into emotions and language learners, language teachers and educational processes
Language Education and Emotions presents innovative, empirical research into the influence of emotions and affective factors in language education, both in L1 and in foreign language education. It offers a comprehensive overview of studies authored and co-authored by researchers from all over the world. The volume opens and ends with "backbone" contributions by two of the discipline’s most reputed scholars: Jane Arnold (Spain) and Jean-Marc Dewaele (United Kingdom).
This book broadens our understanding of emotions, including well-known concepts such as foreign language anxiety as well as addressing the emotions that have only recently received scientific attention, driven by the positive psychology movement. Chapters explore emotions from the perspective of the language learner and the language teacher, and in relation to educational processes. A number of contributions deal with traditional, school-based contexts, whereas others study new settings of foreign language education such as migration. The book paints a picture of the broad scale of approaches used to study this topic and offers new and relevant insights for the field of language education and emotions.
This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the field of language education, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.
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This edited volume offers an overarching, yet detailed view of fast-changing language policy and practice in Europe and beyond. It provides a thorough investigation of different linguacultural scenarios, exploring how language policy has repercussions on research and initiatives in the field of language education.
With contributions from a range of European settings as well as Turkey and the USA, the book discusses topical issues related to language learning and explores how these can shape our identities. Chapters present cutting-edge research on translanguaging, English Medium Instruction, multilingualism and minority languages in Europe. The volume forecasts what future educational policies might look like, and questions how evaluating and rethinking educational practices can produce positive effects on language practices as well as language policies.
The book has a wide-reaching international focus and will be an important resource for researchers, academics, language experts and postgraduate students in the fields of applied linguistics, language education and sociolinguistics.
19/09/2023 | 4Kultur(en) der regionalen Mehrsprachigkeit = Culture(s) du plurilinguisme régional = Cultura(s) del plurilingüismo regional : Kontrastive Betrachtung und Methoden ihrer Untersuchung und Bewertung
Der Band thematisiert Theorien und Methoden zur Untersuchung der Kulturen regionaler Mehrsprachigkeit. Hierbei stehen das Verhältnis der Sprecher:innen zu ihren Regionalsprachen sowie deren Bewertung im mehrsprachigen Kontexten im Vordergrund. Die Beiträge leisten eine wissenschaftliche Einordnung der verschiedenen Gegenstandsbereiche der Kultur regionaler Mehrsprachigkeit. Dazu zeigen sie eine Vielzahl an Verfahren auf, wie diese theoretisch zu fassen und methodisch zu analysieren sind. Auf dieser Grundlage wird zu Beginn ein Überblicksmodell zur Sprachkultur erarbeitet. Der Ansatz des Bandes ist sprecher:innenzentriert, da die Perspektiven der Konzeptualisierung von Sprache, der Bewertung der Sprachkonstellationen sowie des Sprachgebrauchs den zentralen Fokus bilden.
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As Dr. Marian explains, while you may well think you speak only one language, in fact your mind accommodates multiple codes of communication. Some people speak Spanish, some Mandarin. Some speak poetry, some are fluent in math. The human brain is built to use multiple languages, and using more languages opens doors to creativity, brain health, and cognitive control.
Every new language we speak shapes how we extract and interpret information. It alters what we remember, how we perceive ourselves and the world around us, how we feel, the insights we have, the decisions we make, and the actions we take. Language is an invaluable tool for organizing, processing, and structuring information, and thereby unleashing radical advancement.
Learning a new language has broad lifetime consequences, and Dr. Marian reviews research showing that it:
· Enhances executive function—our ability to focus on the things that matter and ignore the things that don’t.
· Results in higher scores on creative-thinking tasks.
· Develops critical reasoning skills.
· Delays Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia by four to six years.
· Improves decisions made under emotional duress.
· Changes what we see, pay attention to, and recall.
- 19/09/2023 | 5
This book explores individual language policy among bilingual youth who belong to different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam, through vivid stories detailing their life with multiple languages. It examines the youth's daily language behaviours through the unique theoretical lens of individual language policy, and the ways in which this policy interacts with and is influenced by language policies at macro, meso and micro level. It contributes to research on language and identity, and language policy in non-Anglophone societies and will appeal to a broad international readership, including researchers in sociolinguistics, teachers working with ethnic minority students and policymakers concerned with minority language maintenance around the world.
- 08/09/2023 | 24Du jour au lendemain, Étienne décide de quitter Mathilde, et l'univers de la jeune femme s'effondre. Comment ne pas sombrer devant ce vide aussi soudain qu'inacceptable? Quel avenir composer avec le fantôme d'un amour disparu? Dévastée, Mathilde est recueillie par sa soeur Agathe dans le petit appartement qu'elle occupe avec son mari Frédéric et leur fille Lili. De nouveaux liens se tissent progressivement au sein de ce huis clos familial, où chacun peine de plus en plus à trouver un équilibre. Il suffira d'un rien pour que tout bascule...
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