Multiple Voices: An Introduction to Bilingualism
Multiple Voices: An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive overview of all major aspects of bilingualism. It is primarily concerned with bilingualism as a socio-political phenomenon in the world and, as such, emphasizes languages in contact, language maintenance and shift, language policy (including educational policies), and language as a social identity marker. Other topics discussed include the grammatical or cognitive aspects of bilingualism, such as codeswitching and convergence, how bilingualism appears to be organized in the brain, and how child bilingualism differs from bilingualism acquired at a later age.
Designed for upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate students, this textbook includes many detailed examples from all over the world and is written accessibly by a prominent bilingualism researcher.
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For me this was too much geared to American students who look at people who speak two languages as if they had two heads. I also found that the descripions of specific language situations to be ... Read full review
Whats a Language? Whats a Dialect? What Social Work
Who is a Bilingual? What Factors Promote Bilingualism?
Language Maintenance and Shift
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