Language Awareness and Multilingualism

  • Jasone Cenoz
  • Durk Gorter
  • Stephen May
  • Fully revised and updated 3rd edition of landmark reference work

  • Includes one new volume on Language, Education and Technology

  • Truly global coverage of language and education

  • Special emphasis on language and education in bi/multilingual contexts

  • Necessary reference for every university and college library topic

  • The text of each review is followed by a reference list containing about 30 key references mentioned in the text

Living reference work

Part of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education book series (ELE)

Table of contents

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.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jasone Cenoz
    • 1
  • Durk Gorter
    • 2
  • Stephen May
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept Res Methods EducationUniversity of the Basque Country Dept Res Methods EducationDonostia-San SebastianSpain
  2. 2.UPV/EHU - IKERBASCQUEUniversity of the Basque Country UPV/EHU - IKERBASCQUEDonostia-San SebastianSpain
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Auckland, School of CriticAucklandNew Zealand

About the editors

Prior to taking up his position at The University of Auckland, Professor Stephen May was Foundation Professor and Chair of Language and Literacy Education in the School of Education, University of Waikato (2001-2009). In the 1st semester of 2008, he was also a New Zealand Fulbright Senior Scholar, based at Arizona State University, Teachers College, Columbia University and City University New York, where he undertook a comparative ethnographic study of successful school-based bilingual education programs. In 2001, he was a visiting scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Stephen began his professional career in the 1980s as a secondary teacher of English and ESL in New Zealand and has subsequently taught in universities in New Zealand, Britain, USA and Canada. From 1993-2001 he taught in the Sociology Department, University of Bristol, UK, where he remains affiliated as a Honorary Research Fellow.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language Awareness and Multilingualism
  • Editors Jasone Cenoz
    Durk Gorter
    Stephen May
  • Series Title Encyclopedia of Language and Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Encyclopedia of Language and Education
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Springer Reference Education Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-02325-0
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
    Educational Policy and Politics