Language, Identity and Education on the Arabian Peninsula: Bilingual Policies in a Multilingual Context (Multilingual Matters)

Language, Identity and Education on the Arabian Peninsula: Bilingual Policies in a Multilingual Context (Multilingual Matters)

By: Louisa Buckingham (editor)Hardback

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This collection examines the urban multilingual realities of inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula in the early 21st century from the perspectives of learners, teachers and researchers. Focusing on both public and private spheres, it considers the importance of both English and immigrants' languages in a context of rapid socioeconomic development. Extending beyond English-Arabic societal bilingualism, the language practices of the Peninsula's citizens and residents serve multiple purposes in their daily lived realities. Chapters on home and heritage languages, identity, ELT, commercial signage and academic publishing contribute to a deepening understanding of the inherent linguistic diversity in these dynamic societies.

About Author

Louisa Buckingham lectures at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, multilingualism and area studies.


Louisa Buckingham: Introduction Section 1: Multilingualism in Private Spheres and Public Spaces 1. Gary T. O'Neill: Heritage, Heteroglossia and Home: Multilingualism in Emirati Families 2. Melanie Van Den Hoven and Kevin S. Carroll: Emirati Pre-Service Teachers' Perspectives of Abu Dhabi's Rich Linguistic Context 3. Louisa Buckingham and Anwar Al-Athwary: Commercial Signs in Oman and Yemen: A Study of Street Advertising in English Section 2: The English Language and Gulf Arab Identity 4. Sarah Hopkyns: Emirati Cultural Identity in the Age of `Englishization': Voices From an Abu Dhabi University 5. Amir Abour El Kheir: A Phenomenological Study of Identity Construction in the Education Sector of Qatar Section 3: Forging Societal Bilingualism through English Medium Instruction 6. Kay Gallagher: From `Late-Late' To `Early-Early' Immersion: Discontinuities and Dilemmas in Medium of Instruction Policies and Practices 7. Hilda Freimuth: Revisiting the Suitability of the IELTS Examination as a Gatekeeper for University Entrance in the UAE 8. Anthony Solloway: English In the United Arab Emirates: Innocuous Lingua Franca or Insidious Cultural Trojan Horse? Section 4: The Position of English in Teaching and Research Careers 9. Kyle Nuske: Saudi EFL Practitioners' Perceptions of the Applicability of Postmethod and Critical Pedagogical Approaches to Language Teaching 10. Louisa Buckingham and Kirankumar Ramachandran: Growing Local Research Capacity in Oman: The Corolian Institute Scientific Journal

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  • ISBN13: 9781783096596
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781783096596
  • weight: 529
  • ISBN10: 1783096594

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