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Introduction

  • Marianne Turner
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter the promotion of multilingualism in mainstream schools through cross-curricular language use, and the reasons for this promotion, are considered against a backdrop of English language dominance. The chapter outlines the ways in which dominance is conceptualised, and why it is an important consideration in a discussion on students’ maintenance of heritage languages and language learning at school. Main sections include what the book is about, a monolingual view of language, communicative repertoires, languages across the curriculum, the importance of teaching and learning objectives and, finally, the structure of the book.

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  • Marianne Turner
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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