Multilingualism and Minority Languages

Achievements and challenges in education

AILA Review, Volume 21

ORCID logoJasone Cenoz | University of the Basque Country
ORCID logoDurk 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
Table of Contents
Jim Cummins
Applied Linguistics and the use of minority languages in education
Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter
Achievements and challenges in bilingual and multilingual education in the Basque Country
Jasone Cenoz
Language-in-education policies in the Catalan language area
F. Xavier Moreno Vila
The declining role of primary schools in the revitalisation of Irish
John Harris
Current challenges in bilingual education in Wales
W. Gwyn Lewis
Developments in bilingual Frisian-Dutch education in Friesland
Durk Gorter and Cor van der Meer
Collin Baker
Cited by

Cited by 3 other publications

Cenoz, Jasone
2012. Bilingual and Multilingual Education: Overview. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, DOI logo
Cenoz, Jasone & Durk Gorter
2014. Focus on Multilingualism as an Approach in Educational Contexts. In Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy [Educational Linguistics, 20],  pp. 239 ff. DOI 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. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 19 november 2023. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.



Applied linguistics

Main BIC Subject

CJA: Language teaching theory & methods

Main BISAC Subject

LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching