Nancy Hornberger

Professor of Educational Linguistics


Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Chair of EducationalLinguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she also convenes theannual Ethnography in Education Research Forum.  Her research interestsinclude sociolinguistics in education, ethnography in education, languagepolicy, bilingualism and biliteracy, Indigenous language revitalization andheritage language education.  With sustained commitment and work withQuechua speakers and bilingual intercultural education in the Andes beginningin 1974, she has also taught, lectured, and advised on multilingual languagepolicy and education throughout the world, as visiting professor, U.S. StateDepartment English Language Specialist, United Nations consultant, andthree-time Fulbright Senior Specialist – in Paraguay, New Zealand, and SouthAfrica. 


Author/editorof over two dozen books and more than 100 articles and chapters, her recentpublications include the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education(Springer, 2008), Can Schools Save Indigenous Languages?  Policy andPractice on Four Continents (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), and Sociolinguisticsand Language Education (with Sandra McKay, Multilingual Matters, 2010). She isco-editor of the Multilingual Matters book series on Bilingual Education andBilingualism and editor-in-chief of the Anthropology and Education Quarterly.



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