- introduces students to key issues and themes that include bilingual development and education; and the integration of social and cognitive perspectives
- uses tasks and examples to equip the reader with the necessary skills and insights to assess and interpret research drawn from bilingual populations
- incorporates case studies drawn from a range of countries such as the United States, South Africa, the Netherlands, Morocco, and the People's Republic of China
- gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Fred Genesee, Richard Bourhis, Elizabeth Peal, Wallace Lambert, Merrill Swain, Jim Cummins, and Ellen Bialystok.
Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Bilingualism is an essential textbook for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.
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