Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Paperback
by Colin Baker
Part of the Bilingual Education & Bilingualism series
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
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2011
- ISBN: 9781847693556