Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism

Beyond Heritage Languages in A Global City

eBook - 2013
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Univ of Toronto Pr
This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing a rich variety of case studies, this volume demonstrates how these groups' efforts go beyond what has been called 'heritage language education' to focus on the construction of bilingual American diasporic communities.
This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in New York. It reveals how these groups' efforts go beyond what has been called 'heritage language education' to focus on the construction of bilingual American diasporic communities.

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Schools, religious places, community organizations, storefronts, playgrounds, homes, and hair salons are among the contexts where scholars of education, language, communication, and similar fields find bilingual community education. They all start by exploring sociolinguistic aspects of the language practices of the diasporic community, including the history of their complex migrations and New York City as the backdrop for their efforts. The themes are conceptualizing bilingual community education, communities educate their own bilingual children, alliances for bilingualism between communities and public schools, and bilingual resources for a global future. Distributed in the US by UTP Distribution. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Bristol : Multilingual Matters, ©2013
ISBN: 9781283608534
1283608537
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1847697992
9781847698001
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9781847698018
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 343 pages) : illustrations

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