1st Edition

Bilingualism An Advanced Resource Book

By Ng Bee Chin, Gillian Wigglesworth Copyright 2007
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    376 Pages
    by Routledge


    • introduces students to key issues and themes that include bilingual development and education; and the integration of social and cognitive perspectives
    • uses tasks and examples to equip the reader with the necessary skills and insights to assess and interpret research drawn from bilingual populations
    • incorporates case studies drawn from a range of countries such as the United States, South Africa, the Netherlands, Morocco, and the People's Republic of China
    • gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Fred Genesee, Richard Bourhis, Elizabeth Peal, Wallace Lambert, Merrill Swain, Jim Cummins, and Ellen Bialystok.

    Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Bilingualism is an essential textbook for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

    The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415343879.

    Section A: Introduction  Unit 1. Describing Bilingualism  Unit 2. Measuring Bilingualism  Unit 3. Bilingual Acquisition  Unit 4. Bilingualism and Cognitive Ability  Unit 5. Language Attrition in Bilinguals  Unit 6. Education and Literacy in Bilingual Settings  Unit 7. Attitudes and Bilingualism  Section B: Extension  Unit 1. Describing Bilingualism Extended  Unit 2. Measuring Bilingualism Extended  Unit 3. Bilingual Acquisition Extended  Unit 4. Bilingualism and Cognitive Ability Extended  Unit 5. Language Attrition in Bilinguals Extended  Unit 6. Education and Literacy in Bilingual Settings Extended  Unit 7. Attitudes and Bilingualism Extended  Section C: Exploration  Preface to Section C: Guidelines for Collecting Data and Writing up Reports  Unit 1. Describing Bilingualism Explored  Unit 2. Measuring Bilingualism Explored  Unit 3. Bilingual Acquisition Explored  Unit 4. Bilingualism and Cognitive Ability Explored  Unit 5. Language Attrition in Bilinguals Explored  Unit 6. Education and Literacy in Bilingual Settings Explored  Unit 7. Attitudes and Bilingualism Explored.  Further Reading.  References.  Index


    Ng Bee Chin, Gillian Wigglesworth

    "...this is the most accessible and useful introductory book on bilingualism since François Grosjean's (1982) classic. It is sure to stimulate the most apathetic undergraduate and fire up the imagination of the most exhausted graduate student. I plan on using it myself the next time I offer my Master's level course on Bilingualism" -- Alicia Pousada, Linguist List, June 2008