Understanding Bilingualism

1979. Band 26 Claus-Henning Redicker: Wirtschaftsenglisch fur Fachsprachler. Ubersetzungs- texte und Fachvokabular — "Reports and Accounts". 1979. Band 27 Werner Hiillen (ed.): Understanding Bilingualism. 1980 ANZEIGE THE INTERLANGUAGE ...

Author: Werner Hüllen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106006236753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Interest in bilingualism has been continually increasing during recent years as it becomes obvious how wide-spread the phenomenon is and as our interest in minority groups grows. Investigations into bilingual situations in USA, Europe and Australia give an insight into the intricacies of language contact, of learning situations and of non-lingual behaviour.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

INTRODUCTION This chapter looks at the various ways in which young children become bilingual. ... Later in the book, it will be shown that political factors are also crucial in understanding bilingualism and bilingual education.

Author: Colin Baker

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853598647

Category: Education

Page: 505

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Written as an introductory text from a crossdisciplinary perspective, this book covers individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages.

Understanding Variability in Second Language Acquisition Bilingualism and Cognition

Su methods show great promise for increasing our understanding of bilingualism and EF. Concerning methodological and statistical issues, struggling with how bilingualism should be measured and operationalized is only one of several ...

Author: Kristin Kersten

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000609608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This collection brings together linguistic, psychological, and sociological perspectives reflecting on the relationships and interactions of the multilayered factors impacting second language development and cognitive competence. The book advocates a system approach as a counterpoint to existing scholarship, which has tended to focus on a small set of variables. The 13 chapters demonstrate the ways in which cognitive and linguistic development are intrinsically linked, occurring within a nested structure of multiple levels: individual neuro-cognitive systems and processes, individual engagement with the social world, and the wider social and institutional environments and cultural contexts affecting the belief systems and linguistic conventions of social groups. The volume begins by outlining the theoretical and methodological foundations before moving into a more focused look at the interplay of these different variables at the macro, meso, and micro levels. A final section features two commentary chapters from linguistics and psychology, respectively, synthesizing insights from earlier chapters and situating the collection within broader scholarship on linguistic and cognitive development, theoretical and methodological implications, and discussions of avenues for future empirical research. This book will be of particular interest to scholars in second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, cognition, psychology, and sociology.

Cognitive Perspectives on Bilingualism

Understanding. bilingualism: Trends,. challenges. and. perspectives. Abstract: This chapter presents a critical overview of the main theoretical and methodological approaches that have been pursued in bilingualism research.

Author: Monika Reif

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614514190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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Only 15 years ago bilingualism was somewhat outside the main debates in cognitive linguistics. Cognitive linguistics had, to a large extent, taken for granted the fact that language is embodied in our experience. However, not much attention was given to questions of whether any changes to our language repertoire alter the way we perceive the world around us. A growing body of recent research suggests that one cannot understand the cognitive foundations of language without looking at bi- and multilingual speakers. In this vein, the present book aims to contribute to the existing debate of the relationship between language, culture and cognition by assessing differences and similarities between monolingual and bilingual language acquisition and use. In particular, it investigates the effect of conceptual-semantic and pragmatic properties of constructions on code choice and code switching, as well as the impact of bilingual and bicultural education on speakers’ cognitive development. This collective volume systematises, reviews, and promotes a range of theoretical perspectives and research techniques that currently inform work across the disciplines of bilingualism and code switching.

Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Politics Policies and Practices in a Globalized Society

Program candidates are expected to use Spanish in program coursework Understanding bilingualism Bilingualism and multiculturalism are used interchangeably at the institution Clear articulation of bilingualism and multiculturalism ...

Author: B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030054960

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This volume presents a multinational perspective on the juxtaposition of language and politics. Bringing together an international group of authors, it offers theoretical and historical constructs on bilingualism and bilingual education. It highlights the sociocultural complexities of bilingualism in societies where indigenous and other languages coexist with colonial dominant and other prestigious immigrant languages. It underlines the linguistic diaspora and expansion of English as the world’s lingua franca and their impact on indigenous and other minority languages. Finally, it features models of language teaching and teacher education. This book challenges the existent global conditions of non-dominant languages and furthers the discourse on language politics and policies. It does so by pointing out the need to change the bilingual/multilingual educational paradigm across nations and all levels of educational systems.

Bilingualism Across the Lifespan

... contribute to our understanding of age effects on language acquisition—a key issue in understanding bilingualism (see Chapter 9, this volume). To complicate matters further, the term bilingualism is often also used to encompass not ...

Author: Elena Nicoladis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110341249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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This book pioneers the study of bilingualism across the lifespan and in all its diverse forms. In framing the newest research within a lifespan perspective, the editors highlight the importance of considering an individual's age in researching how bilingualism affects language acquisition and cognitive development. A key theme is the variability among bilinguals, which may be due to a host of individual and sociocultural factors, including the degree to which bilingualism is valued within a particular context.Thus, this book is a call for language researchers, psychologists, and educators to pursue a better understanding of bilingualism in our increasingly global society.

Bilingualism A Social Approach

The most influential approaches to understanding bilingualism in a world where bilingualism was not supposed to exist came initially from Weinreich (1953), and scholars such as Mackey, Ferguson and Fishman (Mackey 1968; Ferguson 1964; ...

Author: M. Heller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230596047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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Arguing against a common sense view of bilingualism as the co-existence of two linguistic systems, this volume develops a critical perspective which approaches bilingualism as a wide variety of sets of sociolinguistic practices connected to the construction of social difference and of social inequality under specific historical conditions.

Becoming Bilingual in School and Home in Tibetan Areas of China Stories of Struggle

by our life at home and in school; furthermore, through looking at the complexities of developing bilingualism, ... These three theoretical frames together provide tools to better understand the complexity of bilingualism.

Author: YiXi LaMuCuo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030146689

Category: Education

Page: 183

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This book contributes significantly to our understanding of bilingualism and bilingual education as a sociocultural and political process by offering analyses of the stories of five Tibetan individual journeys of becoming bilingual in the Tibetan areas of China at four different points in time from 1950 to the present. The data presented comprises the narrative of their bilingual encounters, including their experiences of using language in their families, in village, and in school. Opportunities to develop bilingualism were intimately linked with historical and political events in the wider layers of experiences, which reveal the complexity of bilingualism. Moreover, their experiences of developing bilingualism are the stories of struggle to become bilingual. They struggle because they want to keep two languages in their lives. It illustrates their relationship with society. They are Tibetans. L1 is not the official language of their country, but it is the tie with their ethnicity. It addresses bilingualism linked with the formation of identity. The unique feature of this book is that it offers a deep understanding of bilingualism and bilingual education by examining the stories of five individuals’ learning experiences over a period of almost 60 years.

A Parents and Teachers Guide to Bilingualism

However, there are some specific personality traits and profiles that do seem to be linked to bilingualism and ... and mixing with people of different languages and cultures may help a person to become more flexible and understanding.

Author: Colin Baker

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783091607

Category: Education

Page: 283

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In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. This revised edition includes more information on bilingualism in the digital age, and incorporates the latest research in areas such as neonatal language experience, multilingualism and language mixing.

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education

just above what the learner already can understand, for the language to be acquired. ... The field of sociolinguistics has produced a fundamentally different approach to understanding bilingualism and how people acquire additional ...

Author: Josue M. Gonzalez

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265964

Category: Education

Page: 1056

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"With articles on Spanglish and Spanish loan words in English as well as Southeast Asian refugees and World Englishes, this encyclopedia has a broad scope that will make it useful in academic and large public libraries serving those involved in teaching and learning in multiple languages. Also available as an ebook." — Booklist The simplest definition of bilingual education is the use of two languages in the teaching of curriculum content in K–12 schools. There is an important difference to keep in mind between bilingual education and the study of foreign languages as school subjects: In bilingual education, two languages are used for instruction, and the goal is academic success in and through the two languages. The traditional model of foreign-language study places the emphasis on the acquisition of the languages themselves. The field of bilingual education is dynamic and even controversial. The two volumes of this comprehensive, first-stop reference work collect and synthesize the knowledge base that has been well researched and accepted in the United States and abroad while also taking note of how this topic affects schools, research centers, legislative bodies, advocacy organizations, and families. The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education is embedded in several disciplines, including applied linguistics, politics, civil rights, historical events, and of course, classroom instruction. This work is a compendium of information on bilingual education and related topics in the United States with select international contributors providing global insight onto the field. Key Features Explores in a comprehensive, non-technical way the intricacies of this subject from multiple perspectives: its history, policy, classroom practice, instructional design, and research bases Shows connections between bilingual education and related subjects, such as linguistics, education equity issues, socio-cultural diversity, and the nature of demographic change in the United States Documents the history of bilingual education in the last half of the 20th century and summarizes its roots in earlier periods Discusses important legislation and litigation documents Key Themes · Family, Community, and Society · History · Instructional Design · Languages and Linguistics · People and Organizations · Policy Evolution · Social Science Perspectives · Teaching and Learning The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education is a valuable resource for those who wish to understand the polemics associated with this field as well as its technical details. This will be an excellent addition to any academic library.