Biliteracy and Globalization
English Language Education in India
Author: Viniti Vaish
- Paperback - 136 pages
- 04 Feb 2008
- Multilingual Matters
- 210 x 148 (A5)
This book analyzes how the urban disadvantaged in the city of New Delhi learn English. Using qualitative methods the author discusses the pedagogy, texts and contexts in which biliteracy occurs and links English language teaching and learning in India with the broader social processes of globalization.
This book is recommended reading for language researchers and teachers.
Janaina Minelli de Oliveira, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, in Discourse and Society 20(4)
Viniti Vaish is Assistant Professor at Singapore’s Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), National Institute of Education. She has worked in different capacities in India, the USA and Singapore. Her research interests include bilingual and comparative education, pedagogy and language policy. Currently she is Co-Principal Investigator of ‘The Sociolinguistic Survey of Singapore, 2006’, a large scale language survey linked to smaller scale follow up studies, which is one of the projects undertaken by CRPP. She has published in Language Policy , the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and the International Journal of Multilingualism.
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