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Life with Two Languages

An Introduction to Bilingualism

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674530928

Publication Date: 01/01/1984


384 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

1 map, 9 line illustrations


  • 1. Bilingualism in the World
    • The Extent of Bilingualism
    • National Patterns of Bilingualism
    • Language Policy and Linguistic Minorities
    • The Origins of Bilingualism
    • The Outcome of Bilingualism
  • 2. Bilingualism in the United States
    • Language Diversity and Bilingualism
    • Aspects of the Life of Linguistic Minorities
    • Bilingual Education
    • Some Linguistic Minorities
    • Language Maintenance and Language Shift
  • 3. Bilingualism in Society
    • Attitudes toward Language Groups and Languages
    • Language Choice
    • Code-Switching
    • Bilingualism and Biculturalism
  • 4. The Bilingual Child
    • Becoming Bilingual
    • The Acquisition of Two Languages
    • Aspects of Bilingualism in the Child
    • Education and the Bilingual Child
    • The Effects of Bilingualism on the Child
  • 5. The Bilingual Person
    • Describing a Person’s Bilingualism
    • The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism
    • The Bilingual Brain
    • The Bilingual as a Person
  • 6. Bilingual Speech and Language
    • Speaking to a Monolingual
    • Speaking to a Bilingual
    • The Legacy of Bilingualism
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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