Introducing Critical Multilingualism Studies
The editors are happy to announce the inaugural issue of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies - cms.arizona.edu.
Vol. 1 | Number 1
Mary Louise Pratt
(New York University)
“’If English was good enough for Jesus…”...
Multilingualism is the ostensible long-term goal of adult language instruction: Students should learn the vocabulary, grammar, and cultural norms of the new language and culture so they can use language and interact appropriately with other speakers of that language, and interpret cultural artifacts of that culture in terms of their content or significance. From the vantage point of their first language they may become multilingual and multicultural. Yet communicative approach pedagogy as generally...