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    The nature of linguistic norms and their relevance to multilingual development

    Li, Wei (2010) The nature of linguistic norms and their relevance to multilingual development. In: Cruz-Ferreira, M. (ed.) Multilingual Norms. Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang, pp. 397-404. ISBN 9783631596371.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Multilinguals are not multiple monolinguals. Yet multilingual assessment proceeds through monolingual norms, as if fair conclusions were possible in the absence of fair comparison. In addition, multilingualism concerns what people do with language, not what languages do to people. Yet research focus remains on multilinguals' languages, as if languages existed despite their users. This book redresses these paradoxes. Multilingual scholars, teachers and speech-language clinicians from Europe, Asia, Australia and the US contribute the first studies dedicated to multilingual norms, those found in real-life multilingual development, assessment and use. Readership includes educators, clinicians, decision-makers and researchers interested in multilingualism.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 17:37
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:29
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6341

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