Bilingualism in Schools and Society: Language, Identity, and Policy

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Routledge, Sep 10, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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This book is an introduction to the social and educational aspects of bilingualism. It presents an overview of a broad range of sociolinguistic and political issues surrounding the use of two languages, including code-switching in popular music, advertising, and online social spaces. It offers a well-informed discussion of what it means to study and live with multiple languages in a globalized world and practical advice on raising bilingual children.

 

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Contents

1 Facts and Myths about Bilingualism
1
2 Bilingualism in a Globalized World
24
3 The Politics of Bilingualism
48
4 Heritage Language Education
72
5 Bilingualism and Identity
97
6 Social and Conversational Aspects of CodeSwitching
119
7 Educating English Learners
142
8 Educational Models that Promote Additive Bilingualism
168
9 Multilingual Families
190
Glossary
212
References
219
Author Index
240
Subject Index
246
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Sarah J. Shin is Professor of Education and Co-Director of the M.A. TESOL Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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