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Title: Multilingual Universities in South Africa
Subtitle: Reflecting Society in Higher Education
Edited By: Liesel Hibbert
Christa van der Walt
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783091645
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

Focusing on the use of African languages in higher education, this book showcases South African higher education practitioners’ attempts to promote a multilingual ethos in their classes. It is a first-time overview of multilingual teaching and learning strategies that have been tried and tested in a number of higher education institutions in South Africa. Despite language-in-education policies that extol the virtues of multilingualism, practice remains oriented towards English-only learning and teaching. In the multilingual contexts of local campuses, this book shows how students and lecturers attempt to understand their multiple identities and use the available languages to create multilingual learning environments.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9781783091652
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ISBN-13: 9781783091645
Pages: 240
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