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Posh talk : language and identity in higher education

Preece, Siân (2009) Posh talk : language and identity in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230573987

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Additional Information: This book reports on a longitudinal study of multilingual first-year undergraduate students from widening participation backgrounds. All were taking an academic writing programme set up to improve student retention. Through a detailed examination of spoken interaction in the classroom, the book explores ways in which identity positions emerge, with a particular focus on gender and multilingualism. Empirical evidence is combined with powerful arguments on the need to develop more inclusive pedagogical practices that take greater account of linguistic and cultural diversity. This is the first major source to look at these issues in the literature on widening participation and non-traditional minority ethnic entrants to English-medium universities. This is also one of the first studies that has used ethnographic approaches to classroom observation within higher education, where research has tended to rely on interviews and questionnaires. It is of significance for English-medium tertiary institutions worldwide with bi-and multilingual students, particularly those from non-traditional backgrounds. It has been published by Palgrave Macmillan, a leading global academic publisher, serving learning and scholarship in higher education and the professional world.
Controlled Keywords: Higher education institution;, Gender;, English as a second language;, Multiculturalism;, Educational opportunities;, Learning and teaching in further/higher education;, Widening participation;, Ethnicity;, Linguistics
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 10:28
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 16:21
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