The volume comprises 232 thematically organised articles based on the highly successful Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics and the International Encyclopedia of Education (2nd edition) revised and, where necessary, updated and supplemented throughout. Dealing with all topics at the intersection between education and language, the work will prove an invaluable reference for all researchers in the field. Never has there been more intense debate over different attitudes and approaches to teaching and language. This volume will provide a state of the art description of all the topics of interest to language educators and all those concerned with making and implementing policy in language education. Fundamental topics include: the social context, society, national, school and curricular policy, literacy and oracy, language acquisition, bi- and plurilingualism, testing, TEFL, TESOL, SLA.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 877
Weight: 1910 g
Dimensions: 248 x 191 mm
Joyce Milambiling, University of Northern Iowa
...a substantial, one-volume book that defines and presents many aspects of the field of educational linguistics.... very useful to have material on so many different aspects of language and education in one place, as well as to have access to bibliographies that have been compiled by these authors who come from such disparate disciplines.... Many of the contributors are internationally known for writing on their chosen topic...fulfills the mission of an encyclopedia in that the contents are a comprehensive treatment of a particular branch of knowledge and go beyond merely defining the topics and sub-topics.... Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics will be a valuable addition to the reference secton of libraries and to the reference book collections of scholars who would like to have an authoritative encyclopedia on educational linguistics.
Raphael Salkie, University of Brighton
...a wide-ranging, informative resource which should be in every college library.... a rich and valuable book, and I shall recommend it often and enthusiastically to my students. It summarises a huge amount of material in an intelligible way, and readers will come away from it better informed, more effective and more civilised.
The Times Higher Education Supplement
John Edwards, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
This 'spin-off volume' is a very welcome one ... The single greatest strength of this collection is the expertise of the contributors. Spolsky has assembled here a stellar cast. Time and again one finds the articles to be written by just the authors one would have selected oneself. ... Overall, I find this an extremely useful compendium. ... It would be wrong to think of this encyclopedia solely in terms of students and beginners. Its level makes it a useful reference for all who wish a brief but intelligent resume of language areas outside their own expertise.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Peter D. Pumfrey
...there is much here for any professional involved in research and practice related both to education and language. ...In its field, this book is an conceptual cornucopia. As a book of reference, its users will find it an invaluable research resource. ...Without a doubt, it is 'user-friendly' by virtue of its organisation and the excellent indexing.
Psychology of Education Review
...as a successful reference source for all researchers in the field. It provides state-of-the-art description of all the topics of interest to language educators and all those concerned with making and implementing policy in language education. ...a most important reference book for all libraries in colleges, university departments and educational institutes.
Educational Book Review