Search Results for mother-tongue

An investigation into the teaching of the English language in England began at the time of the Kingman Inquiry, whose secretary collected information on how the mother tongue was taught in a number of other European countries as part of ...

Author: Witold Tulasiewicz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847143457

Category: Education

Page: 242

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In a time when the increasing cultural diversity and population mobility of the continent calls for good communication skills, this fascinating book features a wealth of data and critical opinion on the topic of mother tongue education.In the first part of the book, the two editors address central cultural, political and educational concerns relating to the mother tongue, using some of the findings of their European Commission funded research on the changing European classroom. The second part presents case study articles by practitioners from nine countries which have significant regional or immigrant mother tongue populations. These include Welsh in Wales, Catalan and Galician in Spain, Turkish and Greek in Germany, Arabic and Corsican in France, and Belorussian in Poland, as well as critical accounts of the main first language situation in England, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, post-Soviet Russia, and Spain. The concluding part of the book looks at language awareness as a possible approach to linguistic diversity. It examines the preparation of teachers at all levels, as experinced by the editors through their involvement in an in international language study group based in Calgary, Cambridge, Mainz and Bialystock.Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe is packed with original information which will be of use to all teachers and educationalists concerned with language.
2005-06-09 By Witold Tulasiewicz

19 July 1957 I received a letter from my mother this morning. I don't usually get letters from her, ... I should perhaps be more precise with the number of letters I have received from my mother in all these years. ... Mother's Tongue 323.

Author: Susanna Ho

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781622121298

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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A woman has brain surgery that lasts for fourteen hours, far longer than her surgeon expects. She survives the operation, but the first sentence she speaks after she gains consciousness is spoken in a dialect that nobody in the family understands. Like everyone in Hong Kong, the woman's family speaks Cantonese. Some older members also use Hakka, a dialect of the Guangdong Province. So when the woman starts talking in Chiu Chow, her family is worried. Is it possible for someone to lose the ability to speak a language she's been using for fifty years after undergoing brain surgery? The woman's daughter is not convinced this is simply a side effect of surgery, and decides to investigate the cause behind the mystery. Through her detective work, she discovers a chapter of her mother's life that has been hidden from her family. She learns from her mother's older brother that his sister spent her early childhood and adolescence in Chiu Chow, away from her family to escape war and starvation. The story's theme is about making life choices. What happened in this woman's past that is now blocking her language ability? Her daughter intends to find out the buried secrets in the fascinating novel Mother's Tongue: A Story of Forgiving and Forgetting. About the Author Susanna Ho teaches full-time at a university in Hong Kong. This is her first novel. Publisher's website: http: //
2013-10 By Susanna Ho

Gender is thus somewhat arbitrary in all languages (who would have thought that 'girls' were neuter in German?), but that arbitrariness may nevertheless have an unconsciously internalized referential effect” (Mother Tongues 23).

Author: Yasemin Yildiz

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823241309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Identifies the idea of monolingualism as a modern European invention dating to the 18th century that functions to obscure the widespread nature of multilingualism. Analyses the tension between multilingual practices and the monolingual paradigm in 20th century literature through the German writings of Kafka, Adorno, Tawada, Özdamar, and Zaimoglu.
2012 By Yasemin Yildiz

The second interpretation of 'mother (or father) tongue' as national language causes other problems. In the Netherlands e.g. the 'mother tongue' of the 'fatherland' is Dutch, but also the Frisian language is a legally accepted standard ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401204965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Pioneering in the comparison of standard language teaching in Europe, the International Mother tongue Education Network (IMEN) in the last twenty-five years stimulated experts from more than fifteen European countries to participate in a range of research projects in this field of qualitative educational analyses. The volume “Research on mother tongue education in a comparative international perspective – Theoretical and methodological issues” documents theoretical principals and methodological developments that during the last decades shaped IMEN research and may enlarge the fundaments of comparative qualitative research in language education in a seminal way. The topics of this volume include: • IMEN’s aims, points of departure, history and methodology; • research on the professional practical knowledge of MTE-teachers; • innovation, key incident analysis and international triangulation; • positioning in theory and practice. Also included: the IMEN bibliography 1984-2004 which supplies a complete picture of IMEN research activities from the beginning.
2007-01-01 By

They've come to instruct me from all over the world, migrants whose mother-tongues seem to have spoiled in their mouths, fluency turned into sour garble, sweet familiar speech now bitter in an English-speaking land.

Author: Joyce Kornblatt

Publisher: Brandl & Schlesinger

ISBN: 9780648523345

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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What does it mean when the identity out of which one builds a life turns out to be a lie? What is the impact on one's self and those one loves? Mother Tongue emerges from the fires of shocking loss, betrayal and grief-tested love. 'Mother Tongue is a profound and moving novel that asks complex questions with such crystal clarity they seem simple. Are we formed by our genes? Our history? Or do we make ourselves? How do we lose each other? More importantly: how do we find each other?' — Sophie Cunningham 'Mother Tongue is a tender and sensitive story about family secrets, loss and recovery from loss; a wise and lyrical meditation on the nature of love.' — Gail Jones
2020-10-01 By Joyce Kornblatt

A Handbook for African Mother-Tongue Bible Translators is a significant response to challenges of mother-tongue Bible translation that many African scholars such as B. Y. Quarshie, John D. K. Ekem, and Howell A. Allison, among others ...

Author: Isaac Boaheng

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648893292

Category: Bibles

Page: 245

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‘A Handbook for African Mother-Tongue Bible Translators’ examines key theoretical and practical issues to equip readers with the basic skills required to translate the Bible naturally, accurately, faithfully and clearly into their mother tongues. Since accurate translation enhances the interpretation and application of Scripture, the book will also improve the hermeneutical ability of the reader. The book is divided into two parts: the first part deals with theoretical issues related to Bible translation in general (with the African context in focus), and the second focuses on the key practical matters in translation. This text will appeal to undergraduate and graduate seminary students and students of translation studies at private and public universities in Africa and beyond; Bible translators and consultants will also find the text useful.
2022-03-22 By Isaac Boaheng

Such examples should at least make it clear that using the phrase "mother tongue education" in countries or language areas where, in addition to a standard language, various indigenous or non-indigenous minority languages and dialects ...

Author: Gilles Gagné

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110857627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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2020-02-10 By Gilles Gagné

... as the failure to care for the native language and the adoption of foreign tongues leads to subjugation and a loss of liberty.29 In his analysis of the present state of the language , Leibniz finds that the main strength lies in the ...

Author: Michael Townson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719034396

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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1992 By Michael Townson

Consequently, English is a mother tongue, a variety of language shift, a second language, or a foreign language for various South Africans. Although it is the mother tongue of primarily the descendants of the British settlers, ...

Author: Abdul Karim Bangura

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622739516

Category: Education

Page: 402

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This book by renowned scholar Dr Abdul Karim Bangura combines linguistics and mathematics to show how and why African-centred mathematical ideas can be a driving force in Africa’s development efforts. Bangura explores the concept that Africa has been the centre of the History of Mathematics for thousands of years, as the civilizations that emerged across the continent developed contributions which would enrich both ancient and modern understanding of nature through mathematics. However, scholars and other professionals working in the field of mathematics education in Africa have identified a plethora of issues in carrying out their tasks. This is highlighted by one of the most compelling arguments in the book, which is that a major reason for these problems is the fact that the African mother tongues has been greatly neglected in the teaching of mathematics in the continent. Bangura asserts that a change has to be made in order for Africa to benefit from the exceptional opportunities mathematics offer, showing that, even if there is a great body of work connecting linguistics and mathematics, few analyses have been performed on the link between African languages and mathematics—and the ones that have been made are not theoretically-grounded on linguistics. Thus, the book begins by identifying the objects of study of linguistics and mathematics, and delineates which ones they have in common. Next, since the object of study of linguistics is language, the nine design features of language are employed to examine each of the objects as it pertains to African languages. After that, mathematical ideas of sustainability and those of tipping points are suggested as means to help Africa’s development efforts.
2020-06-02 By Abdul Karim Bangura

The point in bringing in national perspectives on (teaching) mother tongues is to show how identity is taken for granted when it is a national entity that claims it. States are expected to have an identity, a symbolic set of values, ...

Author: AA. VV.

Publisher: FrancoAngeli

ISBN: 9788856876215

Category: Education

Page: 210

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2012-08-25T00:00:00+02:00 By AA. VV.