The Multilingual Turn

The Multilingual Turn

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Drawing on the latest developments in bilingual and multilingual research, The Multilingual Turn offers a critique of, and alternative to, still-dominant monolingual theories, pedagogies and practices in SLA, TESOL, and bilingual education. Critics of the a€˜monolingual biasa€™ argue that notions such as the idealized native speaker, and related concepts of interlanguage, language competence, and fossilization, have framed these fields inextricably in relation to monolingual speaker norms. In contrast, these critics advocate an approach that emphasizes the multiple competencies of bi/multilingual learners as the basis for successful language teaching and learning. This volume takes a big step forward in re-situating the issue of multilingualism more centrally in applied linguistics and, in so doing, making more permeable its key sub-disciplinary boundaries a€“ particularly, those between SLA, TESOL, and bilingual education. It addresses this issue head on, bringing together key international scholars in SLA, TESOL, and bilingual education to explore from cutting-edge interdisciplinary perspectives what a more critical multilingual perspective might mean for theory, pedagogy, and practice in each of these fields.Engage with complex texts, not just literary but also informational, with informational texts making up half of the texts in 4th grade, 55% in 8th grade, and 70% in 12th grade. - Write to persuade, explain, and convey real or imaginary experience, anbsp;...

Title:The Multilingual Turn
Author: Stephen May
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-07-24

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