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Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities

Language Practices of Indigenous Children and Youth

The Transition from Home to School

Editors: Wigglesworth, Gillian, Simpson, Jane, Vaughan, Jill (Eds.)

  • Examines the linguistic challenges indigenous children and young adults face in the classroom
  • Analyses how schools correspond to the language ecology of the local community
  • Explores complex issues faced by students and teachers alike
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This book explores the experiences of Indigenous children and young adults around the world as they navigate the formal education system and wider society. Profiling a range of different communities and sociolinguistic contexts, this book examines the language ecologies of their local communities, schools and wider society and the approaches taken by these communities to maintain children’s home languages. The authors examine such complex themes as curriculum, translanguaging, contact languages and language use as cultural practice. In doing so, this edited collection acts as a first step towards developing solutions which address the complexity of the issues facing these children and young people. It will appeal to students and scholars of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and community development, as well as language professionals including teachers, curriculum developers, language planners and educators.

About the authors

Gillian Wigglesworth is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Chief Investigator for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. She has worked extensively with Indigenous children growing up in remote communities in Australia, largely in the Northern Territory. 

Jane Simpson is Professor of Indigenous Linguistics at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. Her research focuses on the structure and use of several Australian Aboriginal languages (Warumungu, Kaurna and Warlpiri), as well as English.

Jill Vaughan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Her work in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology is concerned with multilingualism, contact and variation in Indigenous languages of northern Australia, and language practices in the context of the Irish diaspora. 


Table of contents (1 chapters)

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Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60120-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60119-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Practices of Indigenous Children and Youth
Book Subtitle
The Transition from Home to School
Editors
  • Gillian Wigglesworth
  • Jane Simpson
  • Jill Vaughan
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60120-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60120-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60119-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 417
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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