Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1847143458
Pages : 242 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

Download or read book Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe written by Witold Tulasiewicz and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-06-09 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a time when the increasing cultural diversity and population mobility of the continent calls for good communication skills, this fascinating book features a wealth of data and critical opinion on the topic of mother tongue education.In the first part of the book, the two editors address central cultural, political and educational concerns relating to the mother tongue, using some of the findings of their European Commission funded research on the changing European classroom. The second part presents case study articles by practitioners from nine countries which have significant regional or immigrant mother tongue populations. These include Welsh in Wales, Catalan and Galician in Spain, Turkish and Greek in Germany, Arabic and Corsican in France, and Belorussian in Poland, as well as critical accounts of the main first language situation in England, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, post-Soviet Russia, and Spain. The concluding part of the book looks at language awareness as a possible approach to linguistic diversity. It examines the preparation of teachers at all levels, as experinced by the editors through their involvement in an in international language study group based in Calgary, Cambridge, Mainz and Bialystock.Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe is packed with original information which will be of use to all teachers and educationalists concerned with language.

Mother's Tongue

Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
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ISBN : 1622121295
Pages : 360 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (622 users)

Download or read book Mother's Tongue written by Susanna Ho and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A woman has brain surgery that lasts for fourteen hours, far longer than her surgeon expects. She survives the operation, but the first sentence she speaks after she gains consciousness is spoken in a dialect that nobody in the family understands. Like everyone in Hong Kong, the woman's family speaks Cantonese. Some older members also use Hakka, a dialect of the Guangdong Province. So when the woman starts talking in Chiu Chow, her family is worried. Is it possible for someone to lose the ability to speak a language she's been using for fifty years after undergoing brain surgery? The woman's daughter is not convinced this is simply a side effect of surgery, and decides to investigate the cause behind the mystery. Through her detective work, she discovers a chapter of her mother's life that has been hidden from her family. She learns from her mother's older brother that his sister spent her early childhood and adolescence in Chiu Chow, away from her family to escape war and starvation. The story's theme is about making life choices. What happened in this woman's past that is now blocking her language ability? Her daughter intends to find out the buried secrets in the fascinating novel Mother's Tongue: A Story of Forgiving and Forgetting. About the Author Susanna Ho teaches full-time at a university in Hong Kong. This is her first novel. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/SusannaHo

The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000030784
Pages : 174 pages
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Download or read book The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition written by Moustapha Fall and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-01-30 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text illustrates the crucial role of the mother tongue literacy in second language acquisition by presenting findings from a comparative study conducted in primary schools in Senegal. In addition, the volume provides an in-depth look at the linguistic history of Senegal before, during, and after French colonialism. The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition discusses the socio-linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic composition of Senegal and its effect on the second language acquisition. An in-depth analysis of children’s phonological awareness, decoding, and reading comprehension in French reveals significant disparities in the literacy skills of Wolof children who have been exposed to Arabic and Qur’anic texts prior to schooling, and those who have not. In doing so, the text explores the impacts of post-colonial language policies in Africa, highlights the pedagogical consequences of mother tongue illiteracy, and questions the use of French as the only language of instruction in Senegalese schools. This detailed research text will of great interest and use to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, professionals and policy makers in the field of Second Language Acquisition, Multicultural Education, Applied Linguistics, French language education and, Language Policy and Planning.

Beyond the Mother Tongue

Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
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ISBN : 0823241300
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (823 users)

Download or read book Beyond the Mother Tongue written by Yasemin Yildiz and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Identifies the idea of monolingualism as a modern European invention dating to the 18th century that functions to obscure the widespread nature of multilingualism. Analyses the tension between multilingual practices and the monolingual paradigm in 20th century literature through the German writings of Kafka, Adorno, Tawada, Özdamar, and Zaimoglu.

Mother Tongue

Publisher : Brandl & Schlesinger
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ISBN : 0648523349
Pages : 186 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (648 users)

Download or read book Mother Tongue written by Joyce Kornblatt and published by Brandl & Schlesinger. This book was released on 2020-10-01 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean when the identity out of which one builds a life turns out to be a lie? What is the impact on one's self and those one loves? Mother Tongue emerges from the fires of shocking loss, betrayal and grief-tested love. 'Mother Tongue is a profound and moving novel that asks complex questions with such crystal clarity they seem simple. Are we formed by our genes? Our history? Or do we make ourselves? How do we lose each other? More importantly: how do we find each other?' — Sophie Cunningham 'Mother Tongue is a tender and sensitive story about family secrets, loss and recovery from loss; a wise and lyrical meditation on the nature of love.' — Gail Jones

Research on mother tongue education in a comparative international perspective

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9401204969
Pages : 284 pages
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Download or read book Research on mother tongue education in a comparative international perspective written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pioneering in the comparison of standard language teaching in Europe, the International Mother tongue Education Network (IMEN) in the last twenty-five years stimulated experts from more than fifteen European countries to participate in a range of research projects in this field of qualitative educational analyses. The volume “Research on mother tongue education in a comparative international perspective – Theoretical and methodological issues” documents theoretical principals and methodological developments that during the last decades shaped IMEN research and may enlarge the fundaments of comparative qualitative research in language education in a seminal way. The topics of this volume include: • IMEN’s aims, points of departure, history and methodology; • research on the professional practical knowledge of MTE-teachers; • innovation, key incident analysis and international triangulation; • positioning in theory and practice. Also included: the IMEN bibliography 1984-2004 which supplies a complete picture of IMEN research activities from the beginning.

A Handbook for African Mother-Tongue Bible Translators

Publisher : Vernon Press
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ISBN : 1648893295
Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book A Handbook for African Mother-Tongue Bible Translators written by Isaac Boaheng and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘A Handbook for African Mother-Tongue Bible Translators’ examines key theoretical and practical issues to equip readers with the basic skills required to translate the Bible naturally, accurately, faithfully and clearly into their mother tongues. Since accurate translation enhances the interpretation and application of Scripture, the book will also improve the hermeneutical ability of the reader. The book is divided into two parts: the first part deals with theoretical issues related to Bible translation in general (with the African context in focus), and the second focuses on the key practical matters in translation. This text will appeal to undergraduate and graduate seminary students and students of translation studies at private and public universities in Africa and beyond; Bible translators and consultants will also find the text useful.

Selected Papers in Mother Tongue Education / Etudes en Pédagogie de la Langue Maternelle

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110857626
Pages : 207 pages
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Download or read book Selected Papers in Mother Tongue Education / Etudes en Pédagogie de la Langue Maternelle written by Gilles Gagné and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-02-10 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Mother-tongue and Fatherland

Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN : 9780719034398
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Mother-tongue and Fatherland written by Michael Townson and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The African Mother Tongue and Mathematical Ideas

Publisher : Vernon Press
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ISBN : 1622739515
Pages : 402 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (622 users)

Download or read book The African Mother Tongue and Mathematical Ideas written by Abdul Karim Bangura and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2020-06-02 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book by renowned scholar Dr Abdul Karim Bangura combines linguistics and mathematics to show how and why African-centred mathematical ideas can be a driving force in Africa’s development efforts. Bangura explores the concept that Africa has been the centre of the History of Mathematics for thousands of years, as the civilizations that emerged across the continent developed contributions which would enrich both ancient and modern understanding of nature through mathematics. However, scholars and other professionals working in the field of mathematics education in Africa have identified a plethora of issues in carrying out their tasks. This is highlighted by one of the most compelling arguments in the book, which is that a major reason for these problems is the fact that the African mother tongues has been greatly neglected in the teaching of mathematics in the continent. Bangura asserts that a change has to be made in order for Africa to benefit from the exceptional opportunities mathematics offer, showing that, even if there is a great body of work connecting linguistics and mathematics, few analyses have been performed on the link between African languages and mathematics—and the ones that have been made are not theoretically-grounded on linguistics. Thus, the book begins by identifying the objects of study of linguistics and mathematics, and delineates which ones they have in common. Next, since the object of study of linguistics is language, the nine design features of language are employed to examine each of the objects as it pertains to African languages. After that, mathematical ideas of sustainability and those of tipping points are suggested as means to help Africa’s development efforts.

Mother Tongue and Intercultural Valorization: Europe and its migrant youth

Publisher : FrancoAngeli
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ISBN : 8856876213
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (856 users)

Download or read book Mother Tongue and Intercultural Valorization: Europe and its migrant youth written by AA. VV. and published by FrancoAngeli. This book was released on 2012-08-25T00:00:00+02:00 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1058.36

Mother-Tongue in Modern Japanese Literature and Criticism

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 9811085129
Pages : 183 pages
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Download or read book Mother-Tongue in Modern Japanese Literature and Criticism written by Takayuki Yokota-Murakami and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-07-28 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how early research on literary activities outside national literatures such as émigré literature or diasporic literature conceived of the loss of ‘mother-tongue” as a tragedy, and how it perpetuated the ideology of national language by relying on the dichotomy of native language/foreign language. It transcends these limitations by examining modern Japanese literature and literary criticism through modern philology, the vernacularization movement, and Korean-Japanese literature. Through the insights of recent philosophical/linguistic theories, it reveals the political problems of the notion of “mother-tongue” in literary and linguistic theories and proposes strategies to realize genuinely “exophonic” and “translational” literature beyond the confines of nation. Examining the notion of “mother-tongue” in literature and literary criticism, the author deconstructs the concept and language itself as an apparatus of nation-state in order to imagine alternative literature, genuinely creolized and heterogeneous. Offering a comparative, transnational perspective on the significance of the mother tongue in contemporary literatures, this is a key read for students of modern Japanese literature, language and culture, as well as those interested in theories of translation and bilingualism.

The Step-tongue

Publisher : Multilingual Matters
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ISBN : 9781853592294
Pages : 229 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (592 users)

Download or read book The Step-tongue written by Anthea Fraser Gupta and published by Multilingual Matters. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Singapore, multilingualism is the norm, and English (often the local variety) is widely acquired and used. This book examines the social and historical context of children's English in Singapore, and traces the development of four Singaporean children who have English as a native language. The implications for education and speech therapy are discussed.

Passions of the Tongue

Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 9780520918795
Pages : 343 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (918 users)

Download or read book Passions of the Tongue written by Sumathi Ramaswamy and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1997-11-20 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why would love for their language lead several men in southern India to burn themselves alive in its name? Passions of the Tongue analyzes the discourses of love, labor, and life that transformed Tamil into an object of such passionate attachment, producing in the process one of modern India's most intense movements for linguistic revival and separatism. Sumathi Ramaswamy suggests that these discourses cannot be contained within a singular metanarrative of linguistic nationalism and instead proposes a new analytic, "language devotion." She uses this concept to track the many ways in which Tamil was imagined by its speakers and connects these multiple imaginings to their experience of colonial and post-colonial modernity. Focusing in particular on the transformation of the language into a goddess, mother, and maiden, Ramaswamy explores the pious, filial, and erotic aspects of Tamil devotion. She considers why, as its speakers sought political and social empowerment, metaphors of motherhood eventually came to dominate representations of the language.

The Complete Mother-tongue Curriculum

Publisher : Groningen, Netherlands ; New York : Wolters-Noordhoff-Longman
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Pages : 261 pages
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Download or read book The Complete Mother-tongue Curriculum written by Steven ten Brinke and published by Groningen, Netherlands ; New York : Wolters-Noordhoff-Longman. This book was released on 1976 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Historical Study of the Mother Tongue

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Pages : 412 pages
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Download or read book The Historical Study of the Mother Tongue written by Henry Cecil Wyld and published by . This book was released on 1920 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Village-wise Mother-tongue Data for Border Taluks

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Download or read book Village-wise Mother-tongue Data for Border Taluks written by Madras (India : State) Office of the Superintendent of Census Operations and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: