International Mother Language Day 2017

“On the occasion of this Day, I launch an appeal for the potential of multilingual education to be acknowledged everywhere, in education and administrative systems, in cultural expressions and the media, cyberspace and trade” -  Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General

Launched by UNESCO in 2000, the aim of International Mother Language Day is to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. With 2017’s observance themed ‘Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education’ we bring you some of the most recent writing from leading researchers around the world – from Patrick Stevenson’s lively exploration of the intricate relationships between language and Migration in Berlin, to Li Wei and Ofelia García’s discussion on translanguaging and its contributions to our understanding of language, bilingualism and education.

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Language and Globalization

In the context of current political and social developments, where the national group is not so clearly defined and delineated, the state language not so clearly dominant in every domain, and cross-border flows and transfers affects more than a small elite, new patterns of language use will develop. 

Edited by Sue Wright and Helen Kelly-Holmes, this series aims to provide a framework for reporting on and analysing the lingustic outcomes of globalization and localization.

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International Perspectives on English Language Teaching

Global meets local in Palgrave's exciting new series, International Perspectives on English Language Teaching. This innovative series is truly international, with each volume providing the opportunity to compare and learn from experiences of researchers and teachers around the world; is based on cutting edge research linked to effective pedagogic practice; shows how developing local pedagogies can have global resonance. Each volume focuses on an area of current debate in ELT and is edited by key figures in the field, while contributors are drawn from across the globe and from a variety of backgrounds.

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Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities

Worldwide migration and unprecedented economic, political and social integration in Europe present serious challenges to the nature and position of language minorities. While some communities receive protective legislation and active support from states through policies that promote and sustain cultural and linguistic diversity, others succumb to global homogenisation and assimilation. At the same time, discourses on diversity and emancipation have produced greater demands for the management of difference.

This series publishes new research based on single or comparative case studies on minority languages worldwide, focusing on their use, status and prospects, and on linguistic pluralism in areas with immigrant or traditional minority communities or with shifting borders.

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