Bilinguality And Bilingualism by Josiane F. HamersBilinguality And Bilingualism by Josiane F. Hamers

Bilinguality And Bilingualism

byJosiane F. Hamers, Michel H. A. Blanc

Paperback | March 13, 2000

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This updated and revised edition of Hamers and Blanc's successful textbook presents new knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilinguality to societal bilingualism. It is multi- and interdisciplinary in approach, and analyzes bilingualism at individual, interpersonal, and societal levels. Linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural aspects of bilingual development are explored, as are bilingual problems. The authors cover a range of issues including the relationship among culture, identity, and language behavior in multicultural settings; communication strategies in interpersonal and intergroup relations; language shift; pidgins and creoles; language planning; and bilingual education.
Title:Bilinguality And BilingualismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:484 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:March 13, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521648432

ISBN - 13:9780521648431


Table of Contents

Foreword to the second edition; Preface; Introduction; 1. Definitions and guiding principles; 2. Dimensions and measurement of bilinguality and bilingualism; 3. The ontogenesis of bilinguality; 4. Bilinguality: cognitive development and the sociocultural context; 5. The social and psychological foundations of bilinguality; 6. Bilinguality: neuropsychological foundations; 7. Information processing in the bilingual; 8. Social psychological aspects of bilinguality: culture and identity; 9. Social psychological aspects of bilinguality: intercultural communication; 10. Societal bilingualism, intergroup relations and sociolinguistic variations; 11. Bilingual education; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; References; Subject index; Author index.

From Our Editors

Take an in-depth look at bilingualism at individual, interpersonal and societal levels. Bilinguality and Bilingualism is an updated and revised edition of Josiane Hamers and Michel Blanc’s successful textbook and presents new knowledge about languages in contact, from individual bilinguality to societal bilingualism. It covers such issues as the relationship among culture, identity and language behaviour in multicultural settings.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a fully ypdated and revised edition of a popular text by Hamers and Blanc (1989). The new edition presents state-of-the-art knowledge about language in contact in individual bilinguality and societal bilingualism. This interdisciplinary book will be particularly valuable to students, teachers and scholars interested in individual bilingualism." Aneta Pavlenko, ABES