Author: Hannah Doughty, SCILT
Scottish Languages Review and Digest #32 (Summer 2017) – out now!
This edition really is a must-read! The incidental theme emerging from all five contributions is ‘transformation’. From the school sector, Sara Davidson and Essi d’Almeida write about their respective efforts to combat negative attitudes to languages – with startlingly different results. Turning to the university sector, Angela Gayton outlines the aims and plans of the very aptly named MEITS (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals Transforming Societies) research project. Johanna Watzinger-Tharp and Jamie Leite on the other hand tell us about the way in which the dual-language immersion approach has already started to turn around monolingual mind-sets in the state of Utah, U.S. Finally, we hear from a group of undergraduate students of German at the University of Edinburgh and their work with refugees during a three-week placement in Bad Kreuznach, Germany – and the transformation they themselves underwent in the process.
Also in this issue:
- Selected publications*: Abstracts and links to recent languages-related publications
- Selected articles**: Links to free-to-download articles from other language journals
- Selected events: Upcoming national and international language events up to Spring 2018
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Call for papers for our Winter Edition
We are interested in submissions that consider any aspects of language learning/teaching or language policy, in Scotland or in other parts of the world. The Scottish Languages Review is read by linguists as well as educational stakeholders across the country and beyond, so your article can really have impact! If you want your paper to be considered for the next edition, please contact the editor Hannah Doughty.
*Hot Tip 1 (Selected publications): The Alberta Teachers Association has produced a useful compilation of recent research summaries on the different ways in which studying an additional language affects the learner.
**Hot Tip 2 (Selected articles): Have a look at the articles of the new Language, Society and Policy journal. This journal aims to connect research in linguistics and languages with policy and the public.
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