Most popular Bilingualism & multilingualism books
The most popular Bilingualism & multilingualism books currently available. Updated weekly.
This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research.
Originally published as An Introduction to bilingualism, 2008.
This book is for parents who live in a foreign country and intend to raise their children in their own heritage language(s). It offers helpful suggestions for this challenging situation and provides useful strategies in the daily interactions between parents and children.
Raising a multilingual family can be both confusing and fulfilling. The authors, all multilingual parents and researchers on multilingualism, aim to provide advice and inspiration for multilingual families across the world. The latest research is used to provide a friendly, accessible guide to raising and nurturing happy multilingual children.
The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century. Written in a compact and clear style, the book covers all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and societal levels.
The first substantial study of multilingual film in France. Unpacking the power dynamics at play in the dialogue of eight emblematic films, this book argues that many contemporary French films take a new approach to language and power. -- .
This book assesses the concepts of Deaf culture. It illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for Deaf communities by the medical concept of 'deafness' and contrasts this with a new concept of "Deafhood", a process by which every Deaf child, family and adult implicitly explains their existence in the world to themselves and each other.
This introductory textbook shows how children learn to understand and speak two languages against the backdrop of their language learning environments. A narrative around the bilingual development of four young children with different language profiles helps to explain the latest research findings in a lively and accessible manner.
Offers an account of multilingualism, a phenomenon affecting a vast number of communities, thousands of languages and millions of language users. This book focuses on the knowledge and use of multiple languages. It deals with both bilingualism and polyglottism, at the level of the individual speaker as well as at the societal level.
In this accessible guide to bilingualism, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. This new edition includes more information on bilingualism in the digital age, and incorporates the latest research in areas such as neonatal language experience, multilingualism and language mixing.
This book provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, including topics of nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, ideologies and power, across various language education contexts.
Examines the dynamics of a multilingual planet, offering us a snapshot of a globalized society. This book examines lingua francas, pidgins, creoles and artificial languages on the way to developing a snapshot of the social life of language. It also asks: How far a role does translation play in helping multilingualism to thrive?
The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism presents a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of bilingualism, covering language processing, language acquisition, cognition and the bilingual brain.
Updated with the latest research, this second edition of the bestselling textbook fully prepares SLPs and educators to support young children who are dual language learners-and make informed decisions about assessment and intervention when a disorder is p
En esta clara guia, Alma Flor Ada, Isabel Campoy y Colin Baker, ofrecen una perspectiva realista de las alegrias y dificultades de educar a ninos bilingues y claras respuestas a las preguntas mas frecuentes sobre el tema. Ademas anade secciones sobre la mezcla de idiomas, los efectos intelectuales del bilinguismo, identidad y autoestima.
With a sharp focus, this culmination of cutting-edge research offers a new neuroscientific model for analysing multilingualism. Alongside a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical and experimental contributions to the field, it presents new data and analysis obtained from a multilingualism fMRI study.
An up-to-date, accessible guide for parents of bilingual children.
This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher-pupil interaction in the classroom.
The book contains a comprehensive selection of outstanding and influential articles on bilingual education in the United States and the rest of the world. It is designed for instructors and students, with questions and activities based on each of the nineteen readings for students to engage in active learning.
This book presents a model for instructing bilingual students in International Schools across the curriculum. In such schools there is now a majority of second language learners, and Carder presents a three-programme model which will provide content-based English-language skills, appropriate staff training, and develop students' mother tongues.
With contributions from a team of international experts, this handbook presents the innovative multi-competence approach to speakers who know more than one language. Wide-ranging chapters make this fascinating reading for students and researchers in the fields of SLA, bilingualism, linguistics and psychology.