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Multilingualism, Education and Change

by Jean-Jacques Weber (Author)
Monographs 188 Pages

Summary

This is a book about language and education in one of the smallest European Union member-states, Luxembourg. It presents the results of an ethnographic study of code-switching and language ideologies among transnational, luso-descendant youngsters attending a number of youth centres in Luxembourg city. It offers a comprehensive description of the processes of construction and negotiation of new, emergent identities and ethnicities.
The author considers the implications of these results for language-in-education policy, including the EU policy of multilingualism. He criticizes mother-tongue education and advocates instead the use of «literacy bridges». Clearly argued and widely applicable, this book is essential reading for students and researchers interested in multilingualism, migration and education.

Details

Pages
188
ISBN (PDF)
9783653009231
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631572856
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (August)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 186 pp.

Biographical notes

Jean-Jacques Weber (Author)

The Author: Jean-Jacques Weber is Professor of English and Education at the University of Luxembourg.

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