Areas of Specialisation
Linguistic diversity; language and education; language in multilingual classrooms.
Recent research projects
- Meeting the needs of Chinese students in British Higher Education
- Interactive media in primary schools: perspectives on design and classroom use (IMPS)
- Multilingual word-processing in primary schools
- Literacy learning in Chinese and Sikh communities
- Family perceptions of literacy in the African-Caribbean community
- Language and Education: an International Journal
- New Perspective in Language and Education (book series)
Multilingualism in the English-speaking World: Pedigree of Nations.. Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
Winner of the BAAL Book award for 2005.
The power of Babel: teaching and learning in multilingual classrooms. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Publications, 1998
Edwards, V & Pritchard-Newcombe, Lynda (2005) Language transmission in the family in Wales: an example of innovative language planning. Language planning and language problems 29(2): 135-50.
Edwards, V & Pritchard-Newcombe, Lynda (2005) When school is not enough: new initiatives in intergenerational language transmission in Wales. International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education 8(4): 298-312.
Edwards, V, Monaghan, F. & Knight, John (2002) Books, pictures and conversations: using bilingual multimedia storybooks to develop language awareness. Language Awareness 9: 135-150;46.
Edwards, V, Monaghan, F. & Hartley, T. (2000) Bilingual Multimedia: some challenges for teachers. Language, Culture and Curriculum 13(3)
Edwards, V., Pemberton, L., Knight, J. & Monaghan, F. (2002) Fabula: a multimedia authoring environment for children exploring minority languages. Language Learning and Technology 6 (2)
Nwenmely, H. & Edwards, V. (2000) Language, literacy and worldview. In M. Martin-Jones & K. Jones (eds) Multilingual literacies: reading and writing different worlds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 91-150;102.
Edwards, V. (2000) Community languages in the United Kingdom. In G. Extra & D. Gorter (eds) The other languages of Europe. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp. 243-150;60.
Edwards, V. (2000) Community languages. In G. Price (ed.) Languages in Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Blackwell, pp.213-150;28.