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

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Louisa Buckingham
Multilingual Matters, Nov 29, 2016 - Education - 273 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Multilingualism in Emirati
13
Emirati PreService Teachers Perspectives of Abu Dhabis Rich
39
A Study of Street
59
A Phenomenological Study of Identity Construction in
116
Forging Societal Bilingualism Through English
137
Revisiting the Suitability of the IELTS Examination as
161
Innocuous Lingua Franca
176
Novice Practitioners Views on the Applicability of Postmethod
199
A Case Study of Scholarly Journal
220
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Louisa Buckingham lectures at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, multilingualism and area studies.

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