Most popular Bilingualism & multilingualism books
The most popular Bilingualism & multilingualism books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
Originally published as An Introduction to bilingualism, 2008.
John C. Maher explains why societies everywhere have become more multilingual, despite the disappearance of hundreds of the world languages. He considers our notion of language as national or cultural identities, and discusses why nations cluster and survive around particular languages even as some territories pursue autonomy or nationhood.
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.
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.
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 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.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores how multilingualism is shaped by a variety of factors such as globalisation and migration. It examines language use in a range of cultural contexts, exploring how children and adults become multilingual and the impact of multilingualism on society and identity.
This comprehensive discussion examines the development of this important sub-field of multilingualism from the 1970s to the present. Anne Pauwels documents the many efforts families and communities engage in to maintain their heritage or minority language, offering a critical review of the key disciplinary approaches and theoretical frameworks.
A collaborative series with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education highlighting leading-edge research across Teacher Education, International Education Reform and Language Education.
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 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 Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism presents a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of bilingualism, covering language processing, language acquisition, cognition and the bilingual brain.
In 1969, Canada officially embraced and wrote into law the equality of English and French, and in 1988, both were legislated as working languages in its federal institutions. With the half-century mark fast approaching, this book takes an unflinching look at the divergence between policy and practice.
The contribution of Jim Cummins to bilingualism and bilingual education has been substantial and profound. This reader provides a comprehensive compilation of his most important and influential texts. The book also provides a detailed biographical introduction and a commentary on the growth of ideas over three decades.
How are words organized in the bilingual mind? How are they linked to concepts? How do bi- and multilinguals process words in their multiple languages? Contributions to this volume offer up-to-date answers to these questions and provide a detailed introduction to interdisciplinary approaches used to investigate the bilingual lexicon.
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.
This book walks parents through the multilingual reading and writing process from infancy to adolescence. It identifies essential skills at each developmental stage and proposes effective strategies that facilitate multiliteracy, in particular, heritage-language literacy development in the home environment.
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?