Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Perspectives on Technology, Multimodality, Literacy, and Language

  3. Plurilingual Practices in Digital Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Wan Shun Eva Lam, Natalia Smirnov
      Pages 105-117
    3. Sirpa Leppänen, Samu Kytölä, Elina Westinen
      Pages 119-130
    4. Shannon Sauro
      Pages 131-142
    5. Brook Bolander
      Pages 143-154
  4. Technology in World/Second Language Education Contexts

  5. Gaming, Virtual Worlds, and Social Network Sites for Language Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Hayo Reinders
      Pages 329-343
    3. Dongping Zheng, Kristi Newgarden
      Pages 345-359
    4. Randall Sadler
      Pages 375-388
    5. Jonathon Reinhardt
      Pages 389-400
  6. Methods and Methodologies in Technology and Language Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Vincenza Tudini, Anthony J. Liddicoat
      Pages 415-426
    3. Sylviane Granger
      Pages 427-440
    4. Cristina Sanz, Beatriz Lado
      Pages 441-452
    5. Marije C. Michel, Bryan Smith
      Pages 453-464
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 465-472

About this book


In this third, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments, including an entirely new volume of research and scholarly content, essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. In the selection of topics and contributors, the Encyclopedia reflects the depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of interdisciplinary perspective, and diversity of socio-geographic experience in the language and education field. Throughout, there is an inclusion of contributions from non-English speaking and non-western parts of the world, providing truly global coverage. Furthermore, the authors have sought to integrate these voices fully into the whole, rather than as special cases or international perspectives in separate sections. The Encyclopedia is a necessary reference set for every university and college library in the world that serves a faculty or school of education, as well as being highly relevant to the fields of applied and socio-linguistics. The publication of this work charts the further deepening and broadening of the field of language and education since the publication of the first edition of the Encyclopedia in 1997 and the second edition in 2008.


Bilingual and Multilingual Education English Language Teaching and Learning English as a Second or Foreign Language Language Education Research Language Policy Language and Technology Education and Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven L. Thorne
    • 1
  • Stephen May
    • 2
  1. 1.PortlandUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02236-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02237-6
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