The 29 chapters in this volume offer insight in the various interdisciplinary approaches to the study of knowledge about language or language awareness. They reflect the breadth of the area and chart its possible development in topics such as: - Language awareness in the mother tongue and second and foreign languages- Studies aimed at improving the teaching of languages in educational settings- Studies of Psycholinguistic processes, explicit and implicit knowledge- Bilingualism and multilingualism, in particular metalinguistic awareness- Critical language awareness, social practices of language and the role of power and ideology.This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.
Series: Encyclopedia of Language and Education
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 31st July 2010
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.39
Weight (kg): 1.43
Edition Number: 2