This is a book about language and education in one of the smallest European Union member-states, Luxembourg. It presents the results of an ethgraphic study of code-switching and language ideologies among transnational, luso-descendant youngsters attending a number of youth centres in Luxembourg city. It offers a comprehensive description of the processes of construction and negotiation of new, emergent identities and ethnicities. The author considers the implications of these results for language-in-education policy, including the EU policy of multilingualism. He criticizes mother-tongue education and advocates instead the use of literacy bridges. Clearly argued and widely applicable, this book is essential reading for students and researchers interested in multilingualism, migration and education.
The Author: Jean-Jacques Weber is Professor of English and Education at the University of Luxembourg.
Jean Jacques Weber
Peter Lang GmbH
Date of Publication
Sprache, Mehrsprachigkeit Und Sozialer Wandel. Language, Multilinguism and Social Change. Langue, Multilinguisme Et Changement Social