Multiple voices : an introduction to bilingualism (Book, 2006) []
skip to content
New coming soon
Multiple voices : an introduction to bilingualism

Multiple voices : an introduction to bilingualism

Author: Carol Myers-Scotton
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Multiple Voices: An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive overview of all major aspects of bilingualism. It is primarily concerned with bilingualism as a sociopolitical phenomenon in the world and, as such, emphasizes languages in contact, language maintenance and shift, language policy (including educational policies), and language as a social identity marker. Other topics discussed include the  Read more...
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myers-Scotton, Carol.
Multiple voices.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Myers-Scotton
ISBN: 9780631219361 0631219366 9780631219378 0631219374 9781405141239 1405141239
OCLC Number: 57549686
Description: xiii, 457 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. What's a language? : what's a dialect? : what "social work" do they do? --
3. Who is a bilingual? : what factors promote bilingualism? --
4. Language maintenance and shift --
5. Ideologies and attitudes --
6. The social motivations for language use in interpersonal interactions --
7. Inter-cultural communication --
8. Lexical borrowing --
9. What happens to grammars in bilingual contacts --
10. Psycholinguistics and bilingualism --
11. Age of acquisition and success with a second language --
12. Language policies and globalization --
13. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Carol Myers-Scotton.
More information:


Multiple Voices: An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive overview of all major features of bilingualism, including grammatical, cognitive, and social aspects.  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"It's been hard to find a good textbook in bilingualism for undergraduate students in such diverse fields as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and language policy; but Myers-Scotton, a leading Read more...

Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(4)

User lists with this item (5)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.