Applied Linguistics Review by Li Wei

By Li Wei

The utilized Linguistics assessment is a peer reviewed annual e-book. It brings jointly new empirical and theoretical learn and serves as a trying out flooring for the articulation of unique principles and techniques within the examine of real-world matters during which language performs a very important function. Such concerns variety from points of the linguistic and communicative competence of the person comparable to bilingualism and multilingualism, first or moment language acquisition, literacy, language problems, to language and conversation comparable difficulties in and among societies similar to linguistic discrimination, language clash, communique within the office, language coverage and language making plans.

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Handbook on research on teaching, 119–161. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. Extra, Guus & Kutlay Yaˇgmur. 2004. Urban multilingualism in Europe: Immigrant minority languages at home and school. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Extra, Guus & Massimiliano Spotti. 2009. Language, migration and citizenship: A case study on testing regimes in the Netherlands. ), Discourses on language and integration: Critical perspectives on language testing regimes in Europe, 61–82. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Fishman, Joshua.

The paper concludes by proposing a revisited understanding of multilingualism that can give justice to the complexity of the pupils’ own sociolinguistic repertoires and identity performances. This renewed understanding is based on a post-Fishmanian awareness that sees language use and identity construction as polycentric semiotic performances not necessarily bound to groups. Key words: Identity, multilingualism, Fishman, immigrant pupils, primary education, the Netherlands, interpretive ethnography 1.

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