Bilingualism / Edition 2

Bilingualism / Edition 2

by Suzanne Romaine
ISBN-10:
0631195394
ISBN-13:
9780631195399
Pub. Date:
01/17/1995
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Bilingualism / Edition 2

Since it was first published in 1989, Suzanne Romaine's book has been recognized as the most authoritative introduction to the sociolinguistics of bilingualism. The new edition has been completely revised to incorporate recent work in this fast developing field.

Throughout the book, bilingualism is seen as both a societal and cognitive phenomenon. Professor Romaine explores various aspects of bilingual behavior, such as code switching and language mixing, in terms of neurolinguistic organization in the individual speaker. The author also assesses the positive and negative claims made for the effects of bilingualism on children's cognitive, social and academic development, and examines the assumptions behind various language policies and programs for bilingual children. In all this, Professor Romaine draws on her own research with Punjabi /Engllish bilinguals in Britain, and Tok Pisin/ English bilingual children in Papua New Guinea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631195399
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/17/1995
Series: Language in Society Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Editor's Preface.

Preface to Second Edition.

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction to Study of Bilingualism.

2. The Bilingual Speech Community.

3. The Bilingual Brain and the Blingual Individual.

4. Code-switching and Communicative Competence.

5. The Bilingual Child.

6. Bilingualism and Education.

7. Attitudes towards Bilingualism.

8. Conclusion.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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