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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism



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    Foundations of Bilingual Education And Bilingualism


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.

Author Biography

Colin Baker is Prov Vice Chancellor at Bangor University and holds a Personal Chair of the University of Wales. He is the author of a wide range of books with Multilingual Matters, including a companion volume to this book entitled Bilingual Education: An Introductory Reader co-edited with Ofelia Garca. His research-specific interests are in language planning and bilingual education. The previous editions of this book have sold over 70,000 copies with translations into Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Latvian, Georgian, Greek, Vietnamese and Mandarin. He edits/co-edits three Multilingual Matters book series and is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. ix
Bilingualism: Definitions and Distinctionsp. 1
The Measurement of Bilingualismp. 18
Endangered Languages: Planning and Revitalizationp. 40
Languages in Societyp. 65
The Early Development of Bilingualismp. 92
The Later Development of Bilingualismp. 115
Bilingualism and Cognition (updated by Panos Athanasopoulos)p. 138
Cognitive Theories of Bilingualism and the Curriculump. 163
Historical Introduction to Bilingual Education: The United States (updated by Wayne Wright)p. 182
Types of Bilingual Educationp. 206
Education for Bilingualism and Biliteracyp. 221
The Effectiveness of Bilingual Educationp. 253
Effective Schools and Classrooms for Bilingual Studentsp. 282
Literacy, Biliteracy and Multiliteracies for Bilingualsp. 311
The Special Educational Needs, Assessment and Testing of Bilingualsp. 338
Deaf People, Bilingualism and Bilingual Educationp. 360
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education as a Problem, Right and Resourcep. 373
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Ideology, Identity and Empowermentp. 389
Bilingualism in the Modern Worldp. 410
Bibliographyp. 428
Indexp. 480
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