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Life and Reality

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$23.00 • £20.95 • €20.95

ISBN 9780674066137

Publication Date: 11/19/2012

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304 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

10 line illustrations


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Bilingual Adults
    • 1. Why Are People Bilingual?
    • 2. Describing Bilinguals
    • 3. The Functions of Languages
    • 4. Language Mode and Language Choice
    • 5. Code-Switching and Borrowing
    • 6. Speaking and Writing Monolingually
    • 7. Having an Accent in a Language
    • 8. Languages across the Lifespan
    • 9. Attitudes and Feelings about Bilingualism
    • 10. Bilinguals Who Are Also Bicultural
    • 11. Personality, Thinking and Dreaming, and Emotions in Bilinguals
    • 12. Bilingual Writers
    • 13. Special Bilinguals
  • Part 2. Bilingual Children
    • 14. In and Out of Bilingualism
    • 15. Acquiring Two Languages
    • 16. Linguistic Aspects of Childhood Bilingualism
    • 17. Family Strategies and Support
    • 18. Effects of Bilingualism on Children
    • 19. Education and Bilingualism
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2010

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