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Language Socialization

  • Patricia A. Duff
  • Stephen May


  • Revises and updates a landmark reference work, now in 3rd edition

  • Collates knowledge across disciplines, with truly global coverage of language and education

  • Includes a special emphasis on language and education in bi/multilingual contexts

  • Provides topical reviews of literature and comprehensive, expert answers to common questions

  • Stimulates look-up and further learning with valuable indexes and handy reference lists

Reference work

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Language Socialization: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elinor Ochs, Bambi Schieffelin
      Pages 3-16
    3. Sune Vork Steffensen, Claire Kramsch
      Pages 17-32
    4. Duanduan Li
      Pages 49-62
  3. Children’s Language Socialization at Home and in the Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Lyn Wright Fogle, Kendall A. King
      Pages 79-95
    3. Amy L. Paugh
      Pages 97-109
    4. Amy Kyratzis, Marjorie Harness Goodwin
      Pages 123-138
  4. Language Socialization and Schooling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Ariana Mangual Figueroa, Patricia Baquedano-López
      Pages 141-153
    3. Agnes Weiyun He
      Pages 183-194
    4. Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen
      Pages 195-210
  5. Language Socialization Among Adolescence and Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia A. Duff
    • 1
  • Stephen May
    • 2
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThe University of AucklandAucklandNew 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.

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