Associate Dean, Dr. Kathryn Howard, editor of New Book on Language SocializationDr. Kathryn Howard

Cambridge University Press just published Language Socialization in Classrooms: Culture, Interaction, and Language Development, edited by Matthew J. Burdeski and CSUCI’s Kathy Howard.

The new collection foregrounds classrooms as dynamic spaces of teaching and learning, where language and culture are intertwined in remarkable ways. The theory of language socialization explores how sociocultural practices in classrooms help to shape language learning and development. This collection is the first of its kind to bring together research on this fascinating concept. It presents ten case studies, based on linguistic and ethnographic research conducted in classrooms located within communities in North America, Europe and India, spanning learners from preschool, to primary and secondary school, to university.

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