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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
by Colin Baker


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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. These include:

- defining who is bilingual and multilingual

- testing language abilities and language use

- languages in communities and minority groups

- endangered languages

- language planning, language revival

- the development of bilingualism in infancy and childhood

- bilingualism in the family

- age and language learning

- adult language learning

- bilinguals' thinking skills

- bilingualism and the brain

- theories of bilingualism

- types of bilingual education

- heritage language education

- evaluations of bilingual education

- minority language literacy

- biliteracy and multiliteracies

- effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms

- the effectiveness of bilingual education in the United States

- the history of bilingual education in the United States

- language minority underachievement

- bilingual special education

- the assessment of language minority children

- Deaf bilinguals

- the spread of English as a global language

- learning English as a second or third language

- language identity and multiple identities

- the politics surrounding language minorities and bilingual education

- assimilation and pluralism

- bilingualism and employment

- bilingualism and the internet


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781847693556
  • ISBN-10: 1847693555
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
  • Publish Date: February 2011
  • Page Count: 498
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 pounds

Series: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism #13

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