ERIC Number: ED453661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reflections on Multiliterate Lives. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 26.
Belcher, Diane, Ed.; Connor, Ulla, Ed.
This edited volume is a collection of personal accounts, in narrative and interview format, of the formative literacy experiences of highly successful second language users, all of whom are professional academics. Representing 14 countries of origin, the contributors, who are well known specialists in language teaching as well as a variety of other fields in the social and physical sciences, thus represent a broad spectrum of linguistic and academic accomplishments. Chapters include the following: "The Fortunate Traveler: Shuttling Between Communities and Literacies by Economy Class" (Suresh Canagarajah); "Initiating into Academic Community: Some Autobiographical Reflections" (Vijay K. Bhatia); "Reminiscences of a Multilingual Life: A Personal Case History" (Nils Erik Enkvist);"Developing Literacy Can and Should Be Fun: But Only Sometimes Is" (Hakan Ringbom); "Straddling Three Worlds" (Anna Soter); "How a Speaker of Two Second Languages Becomes a Writer in a Foreign Language" (Adina Levine); "From L1 to L12: The Confessions of a Sometimes Frustrated Multiliterate" (Andrew D. Cohen); "My Experience of Learning to Read and Write in Japanese as L1 and English as L2" (Ryuko Kubota); "An Introspective Account of L2 Writing Acquisition" (Miyuki Sasaki); "Writing from Chinese to English: My Cultural Transformation" (Jun Liu); "Learning Is a Lifelong Process" (Ming-Daw Tsai); "Linguistic Experiences of a Mathematical Career" (Louis de Branges); "Taking the Best from a Number of Worlds: An Interview with Hooshang Hemami" (Hooshang Hemami, Diane Belcher); "Growing Up Trilingual: Memories of an Armenian/Arabic/English Speaker" (Anahid Dervartanian Kulwicki); "How Can I Help Make A Difference? An Interview with Robert Agunga" (Robert Agunga, Diane Belcher); "A Professional Academic Life in Two languages: An Interview with Maria Julia" (Maria Julia, Diane Belcher); "On Being a Citizen of the World: An Interview with Luis Proenza (Luis Proenza); "The Advantages of Starting Out Multilingual: An Interview with Steven Beering" (Steven Beering, Ulla Connor). (References appear throughout the text.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Arabic, Bilingualism, Chinese, Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Immigrants, Interviews, Japanese, Multilingualism, Persian, Personal Narratives, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Spanish, Urdu
Multilingual Matters Ltd., UTP, 2250 Military Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150 (hardback: ISBN-1-85359-522-5, $83.95; paperback: ISBN-1-85359-521-7, $34.95). Web site: www.multilingual-matters.com.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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