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.

Bilinguality and Bilingualism

  • Filename: bilinguality-and-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 0521337976
  • Release Date: 1989-02-16
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Josiane F. Hamers
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



The book explores how bilingualism develops in childhood or later; on bilingualism's social, neurological, and psychological foundations; and on bilingualism's social and cultural consequences. It also examines the wider issues of languages in contact, both psycholinguistic and socio-political, and the applications of bilingual research to language teaching, translation and interpreting, and language planning and policy-making. Hamers and Blanc's book--a thoroughly revised and updated version of their textbook originally published in French--provides a comprehensive, critical review of current research, focusing on the need for genuinely explanatory accounts and the development of satisfactory theoretical models.

Bilinguality and Bilingualism

  • Filename: bilinguality-and-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015014327715
  • Release Date: 1989-02-16
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Josiane F. Hamers
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press



The study of bilingualism - the subject of this important textbook - is no longer exclusively an academic preoccupation but is a practical necessity in today's multilingual world. Over the past decades, researchers from a wide range of disciplines - linguistics, psychology, neurology and sociology - have been fragmented and often inaccessible to students. Bilinguality and Bilingualism (a thoroughly revised and updated version of the authors' textbook published in French) provides a comprehensive, critical review of current research, focusing on the need for genuinely explanatory accounts and the development of satisfactory theoretical models. The book explores the way in which bilingualism develops in childhood or later, on its social, neurological and psychological foundations, and on the social and cultural consequences of bilingualism. It also explores the wider issues of languages in contact; both psycholinguistic research to language teaching, translation and interpreting, and also language planning and policy-making. The multidisciplinary material is deftly and logically organised to provide a refreshingly clear synthesis which will be invaluable to students and also to specialists who want an up-to-date account of research in different disciplines. It will also be an important reference work for language teachers and for professionals involved in language planning and multilingual education.

Bilinguality and Bilingualism

  • Filename: bilinguality-and-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 0521337976
  • Release Date: 1989-02-16
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Josiane F. Hamers
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



The book explores how bilingualism develops in childhood or later; on bilingualism's social, neurological, and psychological foundations; and on bilingualism's social and cultural consequences. It also examines the wider issues of languages in contact, both psycholinguistic and socio-political, and the applications of bilingual research to language teaching, translation and interpreting, and language planning and policy-making. Hamers and Blanc's book--a thoroughly revised and updated version of their textbook originally published in French--provides a comprehensive, critical review of current research, focusing on the need for genuinely explanatory accounts and the development of satisfactory theoretical models.

Bilingual

  • 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.

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.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

  • Filename: foundations-of-bilingual-education-and-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 9781853598647
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 492
  • Author: Colin Baker
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters



Written as an introductory text from a crossdisciplinary perspective, this book covers individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages.

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.

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-bilingual-education.
  • ISBN: 9781412937207
  • Release Date: 2008-06-05
  • Number of pages: 1056
  • Author: Josue M. Gonzalez
  • Publisher: SAGE



The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education in the United States is a two-volume work intended to be a comprehensive, first-stop reference work. It is tightly focused on the unique history, polemics, and the various forms bilingual education has taken in U.S. schools. It was written for use by non-specialists who wish to explore, in a comprehensive non-technical way, the intricacies of this subject from various angles: history, policy, classroom practice, designs and research bases. Readers may access information about the links between bilingual education and related subjects: linguistics, education equity issues, socio-cultural diversity, and the nature of demographic change in the United States.

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

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