Collection launched: 14 Nov 2022This issue brings together both academics and practitioners working on language and education in the Lusophone world. The issue is bilingual in English and Portuguese, thus maximising opportunities for dissemination and impact and challenging the anglocentricity of academic scholarship. This special issue stems from two thematic panels on language and education in the Lusophone world which took place in 2019 – one at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and the other at the University of Sheffield. The issue examines the tensions between the linguistic diversity in the Lusophone world, and the largely monolingual education systems that remain in place to this day. Taking the education system as a key site for the reproduction as well as the contestation of inequality, the issue reflects on how deeply engrained monolingual and monoglossic ideologies serve to marginalise local languages and local varieties of Portuguese, and the implications this has for access to and participation in education, and for broader questions of social mobility and social justice. As such, in this issue we take a critical approach and contend that linguistic research can make a crucial contribution to understanding key social, ideological and political power struggles.
Dr Nicola Bermingham, University of Liverpool (Editor)
Dr Paul O’Neill, University of Sheffield (Guest Editor)
Professor Alexandre Timbane, Universidade de Integração Internacional da Lusofonia Afro-Brasileira, Malês, Brasil (Guest Editor)
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