Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

By Colin Baker | Paperback
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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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SeriesBilingual Education and Bilingualism 
Dimensions246mm x 178mm x 33mm
PublisherChannel View Publications Ltd 
Release Date1 Feb 2011 

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