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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
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"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...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myers-Scotton, Carol.
Multiple voices.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006
(OCoLC)607691581
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.
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Multiple Voices: An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive overview of all major features of bilingualism, including grammatical, cognitive, and social aspects.  Read more...

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