This edited collection is an informative and inspiring book for readers interested in finding out more about how language is used, taught and learned. It brings together key issues related to language and education, viewing language in all its social dimensions. It is an important resource for learning and reflection about the complex and interesting dimensions of language in education. It is full of examples of language use in educational contexts to help readers understand language in action. The examples not only highlight key points but also provide opportunities for readers to deepen their understanding by experiencing analysis of language.