Further Language Learning in Linguistic and Cultural Diverse Contexts: A Mixed Methods Research in a European Border Region

1st Edition

Barbara Gross

Routledge
April 22, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780367076375 - CAT# K405766
Series: Routledge Research in Language Education

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Summary

Further Language Learning in Linguistic and Cultural Diverse Contexts deals with the interdisciplinary area of multilingual and intercultural education and the increasing interest in sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of further language learning. It presents the individual, family, scholastic and extra-scholastic circumstances that promote or limit language learning and its outcomes among young learners of a further language.

The intertwined, dynamic interrelationship between intercultural and language learning at primary school is shown by means of the European border region South Tyrol that is characteristic for its linguistic and cultural diversity and serves to demonstrate authentic benefits, challenges, and difficulties in hyper-complex and super-diverse contexts. The book analyses experiences and perceptions as reported by primary school teachers, children and parents, considering the impact of many factors on further language learning, including: school organization, extra-curricular activities and self-initiated encounter pedagogy.

Further Language Learning in Linguistic and Cultural Diverse Contexts will be vital reading for academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of language learning, sociolinguistics, interculturalism, and super-diversity.

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