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Shohamy, Elana

  1. Kendall A. King

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1066

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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King, K. A. 2012. Shohamy, Elana. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Elana Shohamy is an internationally recognized scholar in the study of language testing, language policy, immigration, and linguistic landscapes. Her research, writing, teaching, and consulting work over the last three decades have advanced our understanding of how language, testing, and public policy interact to produce differences in educational access and achievement across groups, as well as the roles of these forces in the negotiation of power and identity within multilingual societies such as Israel and the United States.


  • 21st century;
  • language policy;
  • immigration and emigration