Opportunities and Challenges of Bilingualism

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Li Wei, Jean-Marc Dewaele, Alex Housen
Mouton de Gruyter, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 346 pages

This volume contributes to the debates about the social aspects of bilingualism, focusing on the various opportunities and challenges bilingualism presents to today's society. The contributions in this volume are of a prospective stance, delineating directions for future research on bilingualism and/or identifying important issues which have been under-researched or which are still of a controversial nature. All the contributions are from leading international scholars who have researched and published extensively in the field of bilingualism. To facilitate further discussions of the issues raised in the volume, there are study questions and suggested reading attached to each of the main chapters.

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Contents

Holy languages in the context of societal bilingualism
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When languages disappear are bilingual education or human rights
45
Core values and nationstates
69
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Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Jean-Marc Dewaele is Senior Lecturer in French at Birkbeck College, London, UK.

Alex Housen is Lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium.

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