The Handbook of Bilingualism

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Tej K. Bhatia, William C. Ritchie
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 884 pages
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The Handbook of Bilingualism provides state-of-the-art treatments of the central issues that arise in consideration of the phenomena of bilingualism ranging from the representation of the two languages in the bilingual individual's brain to the various forms of bilingual education, including the status of bilingualism in each area of the world.

  • Provides state-of-the-art coverage of a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling.
  • Includes latest assessment of the global linguistic situation with particular emphasis on those geographical areas which are centers of global conflict and commerce.
  • Explores new topics such as global media and mobile and electronic language learning.
  • Includes contributions by internationally renowned researchers from different disciplines, genders, and ethnicities.

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Part I Overview and Foundations
Part II Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism
Part III Societal Bilingualism and its Effects
Part IV Global Perspectives and Challenges Case Studies

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About the author (2008)

Tej K. Bhatia is Professor of Linguistics at Syracuse University and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Popular Television at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He has published a number of books and articles in the area of bilingualism and multiculturalism, language and cognition, media (advertising) discourse, and sociolinguistics, and has been consultant to several academic, administrative, and business organizations.

William C. Ritchie is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Syracuse University. His publications include an edited volume entitled Second Language Acquisition Research: Issues and Implications (1978) and two handbooks co-edited with Tej K. Bhatia, Handbook of Child Language Acquisition (1999) and Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (1996).

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