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Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Tonawanda, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2011.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 79.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Baker
ISBN: 9781847693563 1847693563 9781847693556 1847693555
OCLC Number: 696605126
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: xii, 498 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1:Bilingualism: Definitions and Distinctions Chapter 2:The Measurement of Bilingualism Chapter 3:Endangered Languages: Planning and Revitalization Chapter 4:Languages in Society Chapter 5:The Early Development of Bilingualism Chapter 6:The Later Development of Bilingualism Chapter 7:Bilingualism and Cognition Chapter 8:Cognitive Theories of Bilingualism and the Curriculum Chapter 9:Historical Introduction to Bilingual Education: the United States Chapter 10:Types of Bilingual Education Chapter 11:Education for Bilingualism and Biliteracy Chapter 12:The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education Chapter 13:Effective Schools and Classrooms for Bilingual Students Chapter 14:Literacy, Biliteracy and Multiliteracies for Bilinguals Chapter 15:The Special Educational Needs, Assessment and Testing of Bilinguals Chapter 16:Deaf People, Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Chapter 17:Bilingualism and Bilingual Education as a Problem, Right and Resource Chapter 18:Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Ideology, Identity and Empowerment Chapter 19:Bilingualism in the Modern World
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 79.
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