Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080431635, 9780080502786

Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics

1st Edition

Editors: B. Spolsky
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080431635
eBook ISBN: 9780080502786
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 20th August 1999
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The volume comprises 232 thematically organised articles based on the highly successful Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics and the International Encyclopedia of Education (2nd edition) revised and, where necessary, updated and supplemented throughout. Dealing with all topics at the intersection between education and language, the work will prove an invaluable reference for all researchers in the field. Never has there been more intense debate over different attitudes and approaches to teaching and language. This volume will provide a state of the art description of all the topics of interest to language educators and all those concerned with making and implementing policy in language education. Fundamental topics include: the social context, society, national, school and curricular policy, literacy and oracy, language acquisition, bi- and plurilingualism, testing, TEFL, TESOL, SLA.


For schools and colleges of education, linguistics departments, researchers, teachers and students of applied linguistics, TESOL and TEFL.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Field. General introduction: the field of educational linguistics (B. Spolsky). Applied linguistics (D.A. Wilkins). Educational linguistics (K. Perera). Ethics in educational linguistics (A. Davies). Linguistics and language learning (B. Spolsky). The Social Context. Society. Bilingualism, societal (M. Blanc). Diglossia (A. Hudson). Language loyalty (R. Mesthrie). Linguicide (T. Skuttnab-Kangas, R. Phillipson). Minority languages (J.M.Y. Simpson). Minority language rights (R. Phillipson, T. Skuttnab-Kangas). Multilingual states (D.D. Laitin). Multilingualism (C.B. Paulston). Socialization (C.B. Cazden). Sociolinguistics (D.R. Preston). Standardization (E. Haugen†). Sweden: immigrant languages (S. Boyd). Teaching endangered languages (L. Hinton). National Policy: National Language Policy and Education. Australian indigenous languages (T. Shopen). Australian minority languages (M. Clyne). Canadian language education policy (I. Pringle). Indian language education policy (Bh. Krishnamurti). Irish language education policy (T. Hickey). Japanese language education policy (T. Shimaoka). Language diffusion policy (C.G. MacLean). Language education policy—Africa (S.G.M. Ridge). Language education policy—Arabic speaking countries (Y. Suleiman). Language education policy-Asia (B.H. Jernudd). Language education policy—Europe (J.L.M. Trim). Language education policy—Former Soviet Union (L.A. Grenoble). Language education policy—Latin America (N.H. Hornberger). Language education policy-Pacific (R.B. Kaplan). Maori language revitalization (J.J. McCaffery). National languages (C.M. Eastman). National language policy and education (R.D. Lambert). Wales: language education policy (R. Morris Jones). Literacy and Oracy. Literacy (C.J. Daswani). Literacy: metalinguistic awareness (M. Herriman). Literacy: phonological awareness (P.E. Bryant). Literacy:


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About the Editor

B. Spolsky

Affiliations and Expertise

Bar-Ilan University, Israel


@from:Joyce Milambiling, University of Northern Iowa @qu:...a substantial, one-volume book that defines and presents many aspects of the field of educational linguistics.... very useful to have material on so many different aspects of language and education in one place, as well as to have access to bibliographies that have been compiled by these authors who come from such disparate disciplines.... Many of the contributors are internationally known for writing on their chosen topic...fulfills the mission of an encyclopedia in that the contents are a comprehensive treatment of a particular branch of knowledge and go beyond merely defining the topics and sub-topics.... Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics will be a valuable addition to the reference secton of libraries and to the reference book collections of scholars who would like to have an authoritative encyclopedia on educational linguistics. @source:LINGUIST List @from:Raphael Salkie, University of Brighton @qu:...a wide-ranging, informative resource which should be in every college library.... a rich and valuable book, and I shall recommend it often and enthusiastically to my students. It summarises a huge amount of material in an intelligible way, and readers will come away from it better informed, more effective and more civilised. @source:The Times Higher Education Supplement @from:John Edwards, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada @qu:This 'spin-off volume' is a very welcome one ... The single greatest strength of this collection is the expertise of the contributors. Spolsky has assembled here a stellar cast. Time and again one finds the articles to be written by just the authors one would have selected oneself. ... Overall, I find this an extremely useful compendium. ... It would be wrong to think of this encyclopedia solely in terms of students and beginners. Its level makes it a useful reference for a