Bilinguality and Bilingualism / Edition 2

Bilinguality and Bilingualism / Edition 2

by Josiane F. Hamers, Michel H. A. Blanc
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521648432

ISBN-13: 9780521648431

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This updated and revised edition of Hamers and Blanc's successful textbook presents new knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilinguality to societal bilingualism. It is multi- and interdisciplinary in approach, and analyzes bilingualism at individual, interpersonal, and societal levels. Linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural aspects of bilingual

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This updated and revised edition of Hamers and Blanc's successful textbook presents new knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilinguality to societal bilingualism. It is multi- and interdisciplinary in approach, and analyzes bilingualism at individual, interpersonal, and societal levels. Linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural aspects of bilingual development are explored, as are bilingual problems. The authors cover a range of issues including the relationship among culture, identity, and language behavior in multicultural settings; communication strategies in interpersonal and intergroup relations; language shift; pidgins and creoles; language planning; and bilingual education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521648431
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the second edition; Preface; Introduction; 1. Definitions and guiding principles; 2. Dimensions and measurement of bilinguality and bilingualism; 3. The ontogenesis of bilinguality; 4. Bilinguality: cognitive development and the sociocultural context; 5. The social and psychological foundations of bilinguality; 6. Bilinguality: neuropsychological foundations; 7. Information processing in the bilingual; 8. Social psychological aspects of bilinguality: culture and identity; 9. Social psychological aspects of bilinguality: intercultural communication; 10. Societal bilingualism, intergroup relations and sociolinguistic variations; 11. Bilingual education; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; References; Subject index; Author index.

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