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. Ed(S): Kleifgen, Jo Anne; Bond, George C. - The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora. Educating for Language Awareness.  - 9781847691330 - V9781847691330
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The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora. Educating for Language Awareness.

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Description for The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora. Educating for Language Awareness. Paperback. Examines the social cost of linguistic exceptionalism for the education of speakers of nondominant/subordinated languages in the African diaspora. This title takes the languages of Africa, the Caribbean, and the US as cases in point to illustrate the effects of exceptionalist beliefs that these languages are inadequate for instructional purposes. Editor(s): Kleifgen, Jo Anne; Bond, George C. Series: New Perspectives on Language and Education. Num Pages: 256 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1H; CFDM; JFFN; JNF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 208 x 149 x 19. Weight in Grams: 404.

This book examines the social cost of linguistic exceptionalism for the education of speakers of nondominant/subordinated languages in Africa and the African diaspora. The contributors take the languages of Africa, the Caribbean, and the US as cases in point to illustrate the effects of exceptionalist beliefs that these languages are inadequate for instructional purposes. They describe contravening movements toward various forms of linguistic diversity both inside and outside of school settings across these regions. Different theoretical lenses and a range of empirical data are brought to bear on investigating the role of these languages in educational policies and practices. Collectively, ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Channel View Publications Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
312
Condition
New
Series
New Perspectives on Language and Education
Number of Pages
312
Place of Publication
Bristol, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781847691330
SKU
V9781847691330
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About . Ed(S): Kleifgen, Jo Anne; Bond, George C.
Jo Anne Kleifgen is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. Her publications include Educating Emergent Bilinguals: Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Language Learners (with Ofelia García; Teachers College Press, 2010) and Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Educating for Language Awareness (with George C. Bond; Multilingual Matters, 2009). George Clement Bond ... Read more

Reviews for The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora. Educating for Language Awareness.
This is a rich collection of generally convergent, stimulating takes on the “Creole Exceptionalism” thesis. Extending it to African languages and African American English, most of the authors show the disastrous consequences of underrating and marginalizing these vernaculars in school. Other contributors apply the thesis to the profiling of African Americans, making it obvious that attitudes to these varieties reflect ... Read more

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