Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication

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Peter Auer, Li Wei
Mouton de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 586 pages

This volume is an up-to-date, concise introduction to bilingualism and multilingualism in schools, in the workplace, and in international institutions in a globalized world. The authors use a problem-solving approach and ask broad questions about bilingualism and multilingualism in society, including the question of language acquisition versus maintenance of bilingualism.

Key features:

  • provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of multilingualism and multilingual communication
  • presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field,
  • offers solutions of everyday language-related problems
  • international handbook with contributions from renown experts in the field

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Acting multilingual
Early bilingual and multilingual acquisition

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Peter Auer, University of Freiburg/Br., Germany; Li Wei, University ofLondon, BirkbeckUK.

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