Various: TOC's and Book Notices

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Mar 15 22:46:01 UTC 2006

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Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Journal Title: International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Volume Number: 9 Issue Number: 1 Issue Date: 2006

Subtitle: Aspects of Bilingualism in the Arab World

2006, Vol. 9 : 1

Aspects of Bilingualism in the Arab World - An Introduction
Mahmoud A. Al-Khatib

Analyzing Bilingual Classroom Discourse
Ali S. Hasan

Difficulties Encountered by Bilingual Arab Learners in Translating Arabic
'fa' into English Aziz Thabit Saeed & Shehdeh Fareh

Jordanian TEFL Graduate Students' Use of Critical Thinking Skills (as
Measured by the Cornell Critical Thinking Test, Level Z)  Ruba Fahmi
Bataineh Lamma Hmoud Zghoul

Why Do Minority Languages Persist? The Case of Circassian in Jordan
Hassan R. Abd-el-Jawad

The Linguistics of Loanwords in Hadrami Arabic
Abdullah Hassan Al-Saqqaf

Compliment Behaviour in Bilingual Kuwaiti College Students
Mohammed Farghal & Madeline Haggan

Genre-pragmatic Strategies in the English Letter of Application Writing of
Jordanian Arabic-English Bilinguals
Mohammed N. Al-Ali

2. Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Journal Title: Language and Education Volume Number: 20 Issue Number: 2
Issue Date: 2006

Avril Haworth: The Literacy Maze: Walking Through or Stepping Round?

Nurit Peled-Elhanan and Shoshana Blum-Kulka: Dialogue in the Israeli
classroom:  Types of Teacher-Student Talk

Anne Pauwels and Joanne Winter: Gender Inclusivity or 'Grammar Rules OK?'
Linguistic Prescriptivism vs Linguistic Discrimination in the Classroom

Matthew Wallen and Helen Kelly-Holmes: 'I think they just think it's going
to go away at some stage': Policy and Practice in Teaching English As an
Additional Language in Irish Primary Schools

Book Reviews

Applied Corpus Linguistics. A Multidimensional Perspective Globalization
and the
Future of German Beliefs about SLA: New Research Approaches

3. Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Journal Title: International Journal of Multilingualism Volume Number: 3
Issue Number: 1 Issue Date: 2006

Linguistic Landscape as Symbolic Construction of the Public Space: The
Case of Israel Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Elana Shohamy,Muhammad Hasan Amara,
Nira Trumper-Hecht

Bangkok's Linguistic Landscapes: Environmental Print, Codemixing and
Language Change Thom Huebner

Multilingualism in Tokyo: A Look into the Linguistic Landscape
Peter Backhaus

Linguistic Landscape and Minority Languages
Jasone Cenoz, Durk Gorter

4. Book notice:

Bilingual Minds
Emotional Experience, Expression and Representation
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualis
Published: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL:

Editor: Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University

Do bi- and multilinguals perceive themselves differently in their
respective languages? Do they experience different emotions? How do they
express emotions and do they have a favourite language for emotional
expression? How are emotion words and concepts represented in the bi- and
multilingual lexicons? This ground-breaking book opens up a new field of
study, bilingualism and emotions, and provides intriguing answers to these
and many related questions.

5. Book notice:  English in the World
Published: 2006
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Editor: Mario Saraceni, University of Portsmouth
Editor: Rani Rubdy, Nanyang Technological University

English today is a truly global language which plays an important role in
international communication, trade, diplomacy, sport, science, technology
and culture. One of the consequences of the global predominance of English
is that non-native speakers of English now outnumber native speakers. The
enormous diversity in the way English is spoken around the world makes it
difficult to determine a common set of norms. The need to identify with
the local culture often comes into conflict with the need to be understood
internationally and creates a complex picture of English diversity.

This collection of essays by internationally renowned academics brings
together different theoretical perspectives that reflect this debate on
norms. The first section examines different conceptions of English as an
international language, looking at world Englishes, English as a lingua
franca, and 'standard' English. The second section looks at the
pedagogical implications of English as an international language, and
addresses such questions as: how can we design a curriculum for teaching
English, what methods are most effective for teaching English, and what
are the key considerations for the ESL classroom to remain globally
relevant? English in the World will be of interest to students and
researchers of world Englishes, applied linguistics and English as a
second/foreign language.

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