Bilinguality and Bilingualism

  • Filename: bilinguality-and-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 0521648432
  • Release Date: 2000-02-17
  • Number of pages: 468
  • Author: Josiane F. Hamers
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presents state-of-the-art knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilingualism (or bilinguality) to societal bilingualism.

Bilingual Sentence Processing

  • Filename: bilingual-sentence-processing.
  • ISBN: 9027224986
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Eva M. Fernández
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This title looks at the representation of semitic words in the mental lexicon of semitic language speakers. It asks: should we see semitic words' morphology as root-based or word-based?.

Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy

  • Filename: bilingualism-and-language-pedagogy.
  • ISBN: 1853597554
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 145
  • Author: Janina Brutt-Griffler
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy brings an understanding of language as a social practice and bilingualism as the study of bidirectional transitioning to the examination of bilingual settings in the US, Europe, and the developing countries. Focusing both on bilingual linguistic competence and educational politics and practice, the volume provides valuable practical proposals and models for developing sociocultural and linguistic competencies among bilingual practitioners and students.


  • Filename: bilingual.
  • ISBN: 0674048873
  • Release Date: 2010-04-15
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: François Grosjean
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths persist about bilingualism and bilinguals. Does being bilingual mean you are equally fluent in two languages, or that you belong to two cultures, or even that you have multiple personalities? Can you become bilingual only as a child? Why do bilinguals switch from one language to another in mid-sentence? Will raising bilingual children confuse and delay their learning of any language? In a lively and often entertaining book, an international authority on bilingualism, son of an English mother and a French father, explores the many facets of bilingualism. In this book, François Grosjean draws on research, interviews, autobiographies, and the engaging examples of bilingual authors. He describes the various strategies—some useful, some not—used by parents raising bilingual children, explains how children easily pick up and forget languages, and considers how bilingualism affects the experience and expression of emotions, thoughts, and dreams. This book shows that speaking two or more languages is not a sign of intelligence, evasiveness, cultural alienation, or political disloyalty. For millions of people, it’s simply a way of navigating the complexities of life.

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

  • Filename: language-strategies-for-bilingual-families.
  • ISBN: 1853597147
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This book looks at how families can support and increase bilingualism through planned strategies. One such strategy is the one person-one language approach, where each parent speaks his or her language. Over a hundred families from around the world were questioned and thirty families were interviewed in-depth about how they pass on their language in bilingual or trilingual families.

Bilingual Education in China

  • Filename: bilingual-education-in-china.
  • ISBN: 9781853599910
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Anwei Feng
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This volume brings a mixed group of researchers together to discuss issues in bilingual or trilingual education for the majority and minority nationality groups in China and to explore the relationship between the two.

Bilingual Aesthetics

  • Filename: bilingual-aesthetics.
  • ISBN: 9780822385790
  • Release Date: 2004-03-17
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Doris Sommer
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

Knowing a second language entails some unease; it requires a willingness to make mistakes and work through misunderstandings. The renowned literary scholar Doris Sommer argues that feeling funny is good for you, and for society. In Bilingual Aesthetics Sommer invites readers to make mischief with meaning, to play games with language, and to allow errors to stimulate new ways of thinking. Today’s global world has outgrown any one-to-one correlation between a people and a language; liberal democracies can either encourage difference or stifle it through exclusionary policies. Bilingual Aesthetics is Sommer’s passionate call for citizens and officials to cultivate difference and to realize that the precarious points of contact resulting from mismatches between languages, codes, and cultures are the lifeblood of democracy, as well as the stimulus for aesthetics and philosophy. Sommer encourages readers to entertain the creative possibilities inherent in multilingualism. With her characteristic wit and love of language, she focuses on humor—particularly bilingual jokes—as the place where tensions between and within cultures are played out. She draws on thinking about humor and language by a range of philosophers and others, including Sigmund Freud, Immanuel Kant, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hannah Arendt, and Mikhail Bakhtin. In declaring the merits of allowing for crossed signals, Sommer sends a clear message: Making room for more than one language is about value added, not about remediation. It is an expression of love for a contingent and changing world.

Bilingual Education

  • Filename: bilingual-education.
  • ISBN: 9789027220806
  • Release Date: 1991-01-01
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: Ofelia García
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume contains interdisciplinary essays on bilingual education in various countries of the world. Some contributions deal with policy and curricular issues with regard to minority and majority language, some consider the enrichment aspect of bilingual education. Others focus on language maintenance and revitalization, still others look at ways in which bilingual education could stabilize the functions of the societal languages. All contributions support bilingualism in society and consider how bilingual education could promote that goal. A special section is devoted to US policies and politics

Bilinguality and Literacy

  • Filename: bilinguality-and-literacy.
  • ISBN: 0826448402
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: Manjula Datta
  • Publisher: A&C Black

What are the educational needs of bilingual children? What methods can be deployed to develop their education? And - most important of all - how can their bilinguality be an asset in the classroom? Applying theory and research findings to classroom practice, Bilinguality and Literacy demonstrates how bilingual children can benefit from a sensitive, informed and challenging education. With plentiful case studies and examples of children's work, this rich and optimistic text shows how children's bilinguality provides opportunities for the development of literacy throughout the curriculum. The book includes contributions by Maggie Ross, Li Wei, Peter Cunningham, Ian Menter, and Azar Sheibani, together with a foreword by Colin Baker.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

  • Filename: foundations-of-bilingual-education-and-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 9781847693563
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 498
  • Author: Colin Baker
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century

  • Filename: bilingual-education-in-the-21st-century.
  • ISBN: 9781444359787
  • Release Date: 2011-09-09
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Ofelia García
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh view of the subject for school administrators and policy makers. Provides an overview of bilingual education theories and practices throughout the world Extends traditional conceptions of bilingualism and bilingual education to include global and local concerns in the 21st century Questions assumptions regarding language, bilingualism and bilingual education, and proposes a new theoretical framework and alternative views of teaching and assessment practices Reviews international bilingual education policies, with separate chapters dedicated to US and EU language policy in education Gives reasons why bilingual education is good for all children throughout the world, and presents cases of how this is being carried out

An Introduction to Bilingualism

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 9781135608521
  • Release Date: 2011-02-11
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Jeanette Altarriba
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

This important text provides a general overview of the methods and theories used in the broad domain of bilingualism. The unique interdisciplinary approach, which is reflected in the various topics covered, gives students a global picture of the field. Topics range from early childhood intellectual development to educational and social-cognitive challenges to the maturing bilingual brain. Important developing areas such as cognitive aging, creativity, the social and cultural context perspective, communication disorders and sentence processing are also covered within the volume. This text is aimed towards undergraduate courses and graduate courses in psycholinguistics, especially those with an emphasis on bilingualism or second language learning.

Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education

  • Filename: policy-and-practice-in-bilingual-education.
  • ISBN: 1853592668
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Ofelia García
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

A collection of pivotal papers from 1986-1993 on bilingualism and bilingual education, grouped in sections on policy and legislation, implementation of bilingual policy in schools, bilingualism in instruction, and using the bilingualism of the school community. Articles conclude with suggested student activities and discussion questions, encouraging students to take on an advocacy-oriented role. The reader can be used alone or with the publisher's Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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