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Title New perspectives and issues in educational language policy : a festschrift for Bernard Dov Spolsky / edited by Robert L. Cooper, Elana Shohamy, Joel Walters.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., [2001]

Subject Language and education.
Language policy.
Alt Name Spolsky, Bernard.
Cooper, Robert L. (Robert Leon), 1931-2012.
Shohamy, Elana Goldberg.
Walters, Joel.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 307 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents New Perspectives and Issues in Educational Language Policy; Editorial page; LCC page; Table of contents; Spolsky 's educational linguistics; Part I. Language teaching, language learning, and literacy; The monolingual teaching and bilingual learning of English; Literacy: The extension of languages through other means; Bilingual processing strategies in the social context of an undergraduate immersion program; Part II. Language testing in educational contexts; Some construct validity issues in interpreting scores from performance assessments of language ability.
Summary This formidable selection of papers reflects the psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic underpinnings of the interface between language and education. Following an introduction that positions the field of educational linguistics historically and conceptually, the volume presents 15 contributions by leading scholars that cover the four areas most central to the field:- Language teaching, language learning and literacy (Widdowson, Bialistok, Cohen & Allison);- Language testing (Bachman, Davies, and Shohamy);- Multilingualism, minority languages and language planning (Bratt-Paulston, Fishman, Lambe.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027298515 (electronic bk.)
9027298513 (electronic bk.)
9027225613 (Eur.)
OCLC # 70766191
Additional Format Print version: New perspectives and issues in educational language policy. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2001 (DLC) 00063085

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