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The Bilingualism Reader

2nd Edition

Edited by Li Wei


592 pages

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Paperback: 9780415355551
pub: 2006-12-21
Hardback: 9780415355544
pub: 2006-12-21

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The Bilingualism Reader is the definitive reader for the study of bilingualism. Designed as an integrated and structured student resource it provides invaluable editorial material that guides the reader through different sections and covers:

  • definitions and typology of bilingualism
  • language choice and bilingual interaction
  • bilingualism, identity and ideology
  • grammar of code-switching and bilingual acquisition
  • bilingual production and perception
  • the bilingual brain
  • methodological issues in the study of bilingualism.

The second edition of this best selling volume includes nine new chapters and postscripts written by the authors of the original articles, who evaluate them in the light of recent research. Critical discussion of research methods, revised graded study questions and activities, a comprehensive glossary, and an up-to-date resource list make The Bilingualism Reader an essential introductory text for students of linguistics, psychology and education.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. How to Use the Reader. Introduction. Dimensions of Bilingualism. Notes for Students and Instructors Part 1: Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Bilingualism Part 2: Linguistic Dimensions of Bilingualism Part 3: Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistic Dimensions of Bilingualism. Conclusion. Methodological Issues in the Study of Bilingualism. Resource List. Glossary. Bibliography. Index

About the Editor

Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Head of School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General