Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Knowledge About Language

  • Leo Van Lier
  • David Corson

Part of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education book series (LANG, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Historical and Theoretical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xvii-xvii
    2. B. Gillian Donmall-Hicks
      Pages 21-30
    3. Patrick J. M. Costello
      Pages 31-39
  3. Knowledge About Language and the Language Learner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Sabine Jones
      Pages 73-84
  4. Knowledge About Language, the Curriculum, and the Classroom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Kenneth S. Goodman
      Pages 87-97
    3. Anthony J. Defazio
      Pages 99-107
    4. Patrick Zabalbeascoa
      Pages 119-130
    5. Aviva Freedman, Paul Richardson
      Pages 139-149
    6. Mark Fettes
      Pages 151-159
  5. Teacher Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Christopher Brumfit
      Pages 163-172
    3. Tony Wright, Rod Bolitho
      Pages 173-181
    4. Amy B. M. Tsui
      Pages 183-193
    5. Sally Mitchell
      Pages 205-213
  6. Critical Language Awareness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Romy Clark, Roz Ivanič
      Pages 217-227
    3. Catherine Wallace
      Pages 241-249
    4. Stanton E. F. Wortham
      Pages 251-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-286

About this book


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION This is one of eight volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Educa­ tion published by Kluwer Academic. The publication of this work signals the maturity of the field of 'language and education' as an international and interdisciplinary field of significance and cohesion. These volumes confirm that 'language and education' is much more than the preserve of any single discipline. In designing these volumes, we have tried to recog­ nise the diversity of the field in our selection of contributors and in our choice of topics. The contributors come from every continent and from more than 40 countries. Their reviews discuss language and education issues affecting every country in the world. We have also tried to recognise the diverse interdisciplinary nature of 'language and education' in the selection of the editorial personnel them­ selves. The major academic interests of the volume editors confirm this. As principal volume editor for Volume 1, Ruth Wodak has interests in critical linguistics, sociology of language, and language policy. For Vol­ ume 2, Viv Edwards has interests in policy and practice in multilingual classrooms and the sociology oflanguage. For Volume 3, Bronwyn Davies has interests in the social psychology of language, the sociology of lan­ guage, and interdisciplinary studies. For Volume 4, Richard Tucker has interests in language theory, applied linguistics, and the implementation and evaluation of innovative language education programs.


Language Development discourse language acquisition language awareness metalinguistic

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo Van Lier
    • 1
  • David Corson
    • 2
  1. 1.Monterey Institute of International StudiesMontereyUSA
  2. 2.The Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoCanada

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