Bilingualism Across the Lifespan: Factors Moderating Language Proficiency

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Elena Nicoladis, Simona Montanari
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Jun 20, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 361 pages
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This book pioneers the study of bilingualism across the lifespan and in all its diverse forms. In framing the newest research within a lifespan perspective, the editors highlight the importance of considering an individual's age in researching how bilingualism affects language acquisition and cognitive development. A key theme is the variability among bilinguals, which may be due to a host of individual and sociocultural factors, including the degree to which bilingualism is valued within a particular context.Thus, this book is a call for language researchers, psychologists, and educators to pursue a better understanding of bilingualism in our increasingly global society.

 

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Christopher T Fennell Angeline SinMei Tsui
Barbara T Conboy and Simona Montanari

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Elena Nicoladis, University of Alberta, Canada; Simona Montanari, California State University Los Angeles, USA.

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