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Adolescent Second Language Learning and Multilingualism

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Format: Paperback
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This is the first book dedicated exclusively to presenting the current state of scholarship on multilingual development and language use among adolescents. Drawing upon the fast-growing interdisciplinary field of youth studies, the book provides a detailed examination of the linguistic, cognitive, and literacy development of multilingual teenagers in home, school, community, and global contexts.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-441892-8
  • Pages: 296
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156 mm

Building on Bourdieu's theory of practice, this book explores the key role of multilingual development and particularly the role of learning English in unequal secondary schooling access and outcomes. The book identifies gaps in our knowledge and areas for further research and points out major implications for language educators working with adolescents.

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Home to the most innovative studies in its field, the Oxford Applied Linguistics series furthers research in English teaching and learning, and provides strong foundations for language pedagogy.

The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.

The scope of the series includes:

  • second language acquisition
  • bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
  • language pedagogy and teacher education
  • testing and assessment
  • language planning and policy
  • language internationalization
  • technology-mediated communication
  • discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis
  • pragmatics
  • stylistics
  • lexicography
  • translation

Reviews

  • This book presents an unmatched, comprehensive summary of current research on the language development of adolescent multilingual users of English within a psychological, sociological, and educational framework. It should be a required text for all educators working in this area.
    - Sandy McKay, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University, USA

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Home to the most innovative studies in its field, the Oxford Applied Linguistics series furthers research in English teaching and learning, and provides strong foundations for language pedagogy.

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