The Exploration of Multilingualism

Development of research on L3, multilingualism and multiple language acquisition

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| University of Haifa
| Technical University of Darmstadt
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This volume offers an ontogenetic perspective on research on L3, multilingualism and multiple languages acquisition and a conceptually updated picture of multilingualism studies and third/multiple language acquisition studies. The contributions by prominent scholars of multilingualism present state-of-the-art accounts of the significant aspects in this field. This unique collection of articles adopts a broad-spectrum and synthesized view on the topic. The volume, largely theoretical and classificatory, features main theories, prominent researchers and important research trends. The articles also contain factual and historical material from previous and current decades of research and offer practical information on research resources. For lecturers, students, educators, researchers, and social workers operating in multilingual contexts, The Exploration of Multilingualism is manifestly relevant.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 6]  2009.  vii, 167 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii–viii
1. Introduction. On the genesis and development of L3 research, multilingualism and multiple language acquisition: About this book
Larissa Aronin and Britta Hufeisen
1–10
2. Defining multilingualism
Charlotte Kemp
11–26
3. The genesis and development of research in multilingualism: Perspectives for future research
Rita Franceschini
27–61
4. The development of psycholinguistic research on crosslinguistic influence
Gessica De Angelis and Jean-Marc Dewaele
63–77
5. The role of prior knowledge in L3 learning and use: Further evidence of psychotypological dimensions
Muiris Ó Laoire and David Singleton
79–102
6. Methods of research in multilingualism studies: Reaching a comprehensive perspective
Larissa Aronin and Britta Hufeisen
103–120
7. The study of multilingualism in educational contexts
Jasone Cenoz and Ulrike Jessner
121–138
8. Multilingualism resources: Associations, journals, book series, bibliographies and conference lists
Peter Ecke
139–154
9. Crossing the second threshold
Larissa Aronin and Britta Hufeisen
155–160
Name index
161–164
Subject index
165–167
“The book is well organised. The clear layout, together with the abstracts and few notes, make it easy to browse and to locate specific items of interest quickly. The publication also shows how L3 and multilingualism research has become a discipline in its own right, related to but also different from bilingualism and SLA research, dealing with its own range of complexity, as well as terminological and other methodological issues. [...] The Exploration of Multilingualism shows the challenges and diversity of multilingual research, addresses important methodological issues, and discusses significant past and recent developments. It also suggests and identifies new and exciting avenues for further investigation, as well as providing a useful list of resources, including extensive bibliographical references. As a whole, the book is an excellent starting point for those wanting a quick overview of L3 and multilingualism research, whose key message could be summarised as follows: multilingualism studies are here to stay.”
“Overall this volume is an important contribution to establishing multilingualism studies as a separate discipline, and it offers an exciting prospect for further exploration.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009033361