Multilingualism and Minority Languages

Achievements and challenges in education

AILA Review, Volume 21

Jasone Cenoz | University of the Basque Country
Durk Gorter | University of the Basque Country
ISBN 9789027239938 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
| EUR 87.00
This volume includes research by specialists in minority languages and multilingual education from five European regions (Basque Country, Catalonia, Friesland, Ireland and Wales). In their educational contexts, the minority languages discussed are in contact with other, stronger languages which are majority languages in each of the regions (Spanish in the Basque Country and Catalonia, Dutch in Friesland, English in Ireland and Wales) and also with further languages of international communication. This issue of AILA Review analyzes the results of research conducted on bilingual and multilingual programs in which a ´unique´ minority language is used as one of the languages of instruction. Specifically it looks at the results of research studies on proficiency in the majority, minority and other languages, academic outcomes and attitudes. It also examines challenges of teaching through a minority language in a changing world facing globalization, immigration as well as the spread of English. These minority language programs have their own characteristics but their analysis and evaluation provide useful information for other languages in similar situations.
[AILA Review, 21]  2008.  110 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Cenoz, Jasone
2012.  In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Crossref logo
Gollan, Tamar H., Jennie Starr & Victor S. Ferreira
2015. More than use it or lose it: The number-of-speakers effect on heritage language proficiency. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 22:1  pp. 147 ff. Crossref logo

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Applied linguistics
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching