Codeswitching in University English-medium Classes : Asian Perspectives

BARNARD, Roger and James McLELLAN, (eds.). Codeswitching in University English-medium Classes : Asian Perspectives. Bristol : Multilingual Matters, (2014). Pp (4),v-xv,(1),1- 224. 8vo, red cardcovers. No.36 in the New Perspectives on Language and Education series. "In the complex, multilingual societies of the 21st century, codeswitching is an everyday occurrence, and yet the use of students' first language in the English language classroom has been consistently discouraged by teachers and educational policy-makers. This volume begins by examining current theoretical work on codeswitching and then proceeds to examine the convergence and divergence between university language teachers' beliefs about codeswitching and their classroom practice. Each chapter investigates the extent of, and motivations for, codeswitching in one or two particular contexts, and the interactive and pedagogical functions for which alternative languages are used. Many teachers, and policy-makers, in schools as well as universities, may rethink existing 'Englishonly' policies in the light of the findings reported in this book."- from rear cover. Contents : Introduction (by Roger Barnard and James McLellan). Overview: Where Should we be Going with Classroom Codeswitching Research? (by Ernesto Macaro). 1. Codeswitching in a University in Taiwan (by Ching-YiTien and David C.S. Li). 2. Codeswitching in Two Chinese U iversities (by Lili Tian and Claudia Kunschak). 3. Codeswitching in Two Japanese Contexts (by Simon Humphries and Richmond Stroupe). 4. Codeswitching in Universitiesin Thailand and Bhutan (by Chamaipak Tayjasanant and Matthew G. Robinson). 5. Codeswitching in Universities in Vietnam and Indonesia (by Le Van Canh and Fuad Abdul Hamied). 6.Codeswitching in Universities in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia (by Noor Azam Haji-Othman, Hajah Zurinah Haji Ya'akub, Liyana Ghani, Hajah Suciyati Haji Sulaiman, Saidai Haji Hitam Ain Nadzimah Abdullah and Chan Swee Heng). 7. Codeswitching in Universities in Singapore and the Philippines (by Kenneth Ong Keng Wee, Lawrence Jun Zhang and Isabel Pefianco Martin). 8. Codeswitching by Korean Students in New Zealand and Lecturers in Korea (by Moyra Sweetnam Evans, Ha Rim Lee and Hyun-Ju Kim). Afterword (by Andy Kirkpatrick). Fine. 22.00

Title: Codeswitching in University English-medium Classes : Asian Perspectives

Author Name: BARNARD, Roger and James McLELLAN, (eds.) New Perspectives on Language and Education; 36

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Publisher: Multilingual Matters , 2014, ISBN:1783090898:

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