Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

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Multilingual Matters, Feb 18, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 504 pages
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The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels. These include:

• defining who is bilingual and multilingual

• testing language abilities and language use

• languages in communities and minority groups

• endangered languages

• language planning, language revival

• the development of bilingualism in infancy and childhood

• bilingualism in the family

• age and language learning

• adult language learning

• bilinguals' thinking skills

• bilingualism and the brain

• theories of bilingualism

• types of bilingual education

• heritage language education

• evaluations of bilingual education

• minority language literacy

• biliteracy and multiliteracies

• effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms

• the effectiveness of bilingual education in the United States

• the history of bilingual education in the United States

• language minority underachievement

• bilingual special education

• the assessment of language minority children

• Deaf bilinguals

• the spread of English as a global language

• learning English as a second or third language

• language identity and multiple identities

• the politics surrounding language minorities and bilingual education

• assimilation and pluralism

• bilingualism and employment

• bilingualism and the internet

 

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Baker, C. (2011). Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism (Vol. 79). Multilingual matters.

Contents

I
2
II
19
III
41
IV
66
V
93
VI
116
VII
139
VIII
164
XI
222
XII
254
XIII
283
XIV
312
XV
339
XVI
361
XIX
374
XX
390

IX
183
X
207
XXI
411
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Professor Colin Baker is Pro Vice Chancellor at Bangor University and holds a Personal Chair of the University of Wales. He is the author of a wide range of books with Multilingual Matters, including a companion volume to this book entitled Bilingual Education: an Introductory Reader co-edited with Ofelia García. His research specific interests are in language planning and bilingual education. The previous editions of this book have sold over 70,000 copies with translations into Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Latvian, Georgian, Greek, Vietnamese and Mandarin. He edits/co-edits three Multilingual Matters Book Series and is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.

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