Bilinguality and Bilingualism

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 17, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 468 pages
This updated and revised edition of Hamers and Blanc's successful textbook presents state-of-the-art knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilingualism (or bilinguality) to societal bilingualism. It is both multi- and interdisciplinary in approach, and analyses bilingualism at individual, interpersonal, and societal levels. Linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural aspects of bilingual development are explored, as are problems such as bilingual memory and polyglot aphasia. Hamers and Blanc analyse the relationship between culture, identity, and language behaviour in multicultural settings, as well as the communication strategies in interpersonal and intergroup relations. They also propose theoretical models of language processing and development, which are then applied to bilingual behaviour. Other topics reviewed include language shift, pidgins and creoles, language planning and bilingual education. This book will be invaluable to students, teachers and scholars interested in languages in contact in a range of disciplines including psycholinguistics, linguistics, the social sciences, education and language planning.
 

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A great consolidation of knowledge on bilingualism up to that historical point.

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str.83-84.Sposoby metodyczne w nauczaniu i uczenie sie jezyka w bilingual family

Contents

Introduction
1
Dimensions and measurement of bilinguality and bilingualism
25
Ontogenesis of bilinguality
50
Cognitive development and the sociocultural context
82
Social and psychological foundations of bilinguality
110
Neuropsychological foundations of bilinguality
135
Information processing in the bilingual
162
culture and identity
198
intercultural
241
Societal bilingualism intergroup relations and sociolinguistic
273
Bilingual education
318
Conclusion
355
References
377
Subject index
433
Author index
458
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