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Handbook of Home Language Maintenance and Development

Social and Affective Factors

Ed. by Schalley, Andrea C. / Eisenchlas, Susana

Series:Handbooks of Applied Linguistics [HAL] 18

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    June 2020
    ISBN
    978-1-5015-1017-5
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Even a cursory look at conference programs and proceedings reveals a burgeoning interest in the field of social and affective factors in home language maintenance and development. To date, however, research on this topic has been published in piecemeal fashion, subsumed under the more general umbrella of ‘bilingualism’. Within bilingualism research, there has been an extensive exploration of linguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives on the one hand, and educational practices and outcomes on the other. In comparison, social and affective factors – which lead people to either maintain or shift the language – have been under-researched.

    This is the first volume that brings together the different strands in research on social and affective factors in home language maintenance and development, ranging from the micro-level (family language policies and practices), to the meso-level (community initiatives) and the macro-level (mainstream educational policies and their implementation). The volume showcases a wide distribution across contexts and populations explored. Contributors from around the world represent different research paradigms and perspectives, providing a rounded overview of the state-of-the-art in this flourishing field.

    Details

    24.0 x 17.0 cm
    Approx. 700 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    Keyword(s):
    Bilingualism; Multilingualism; Social and Affective Factors; Language Policies; Language Management

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    Andrea Schalley, Karlstad University, Sweden; Susana A. Eisenchlas, Griffith University, Australia.

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