The ‘other’ languages of England — those which originate in South and East Asia, and Southern and Eastern Europe — are now important parts of everyday life in urban England. First published in 1985, this book gives detailed information about which languages are in widespread use among children and adults, patterns of language use in different social contexts, the teaching of these community languages inside and outside of mainstream schools, and the educational implications of this linguistic diversity for all children in England. They authors argue that this continued and widespread bilingualism is a valuable potential resource for both the speakers and society as a whole.
Table of Contents
General Editor’s Preface; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction 2 History and background of linguistic minorities in England 3 Bilingualism and society 4 Adult Language Use: preparing a survey 5 Patterns of language use 6 Mother tongue teaching provision 7 Bilingualism and education 8 The Schools Language Surveys 9 Sharing languages in the classroom 10 Epilogue; Appendix 1 Directive 77/486 of the Council of the European Communities on the schooling of children of migrant workers; Appendix 2 Mother Tongue Teaching Directory survey: stage 2, List of questions; Appendix 3 Adult Language Use Survey: list of questions in English; References; Index