Why Don't They Learn English? Separating Fact from Fallacy in the U.S.Language Debate

Auteur: Lucy Tse
Taal: Engels
Why Don't They Learn English?
Auteur: Lucy Tse
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780807740965
  • Druk: New title
  • september 2001
  • 120 pagina's
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This compelling book examines the often cited but poorly supported claims that immigrants fail to learn English, and the mistaken belief that immigrant communities cling to their heritage languages. The author reveals that, on the contrary, English is being learned at a rapid pace while heritage languages are disappearing quickly from family use. She shows us how current assumptions have a pervasive influence on language policy in the United States. Ultimately, the author argues for an educational approach that effectively embraces immigrant communities as they tackle the obstacles to language learning in the United States. This unique volume offers a short, readable introduction to these issues suitable for nonspecialists as well as educators, researchers, and other professionals.

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In clear and elegant prose, Lucy Tse debunks prevalent myths about English-language learning among immigrant children. - Jim Cummins, University of Toronto; Lucy Tse is among the few to explain the causes and consequences of language loss in human terms. Her perceptive, readable, and thoroughly documented study should be on the bookshelf of every educator of immigrant students. - James Crawford, author of At War with Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2001-09-01
Afmetingen
23,5 x 16,5 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
120 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Lucy Tse
Uitgever
Teachers College Press

EAN

EAN
9780807740965

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2001-09-30
Subtitel
Separating Fact from Fallacy in the U.S.Language Debate
Thema Qualifier Code
1KBB
Thema Subject Code
JBFH

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