Building on Bourdieu’s theory of practice, this book explores the key role of multilingual development and particularly the role of learning English in unequal secondary schooling access and outcomes. The book identifies gaps in our knowledge and areas for further research and points out major implications for language educators working with adolescents.
Home to the most innovative studies in its field, the Oxford Applied Linguistics series furthers research in English teaching and learning, and provides strong foundations for language pedagogy.
The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.
The scope of the series includes:
- second language acquisition
- bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
- language pedagogy and teacher education
- testing and assessment
- language planning and policy
- language internationalization
- technology-mediated communication
- discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis