LINGUIST List 11.1103

Tue May 16 2000

Books: Bilingualism

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  1. Kathryn King, Bilingualism: A Parents' & Teachers' Guide, Colin Baker

Message 1: Bilingualism: A Parents' & Teachers' Guide, Colin Baker

Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 11:57:17 +0100
From: Kathryn King <>
Subject: Bilingualism: A Parents' & Teachers' Guide, Colin Baker

(2nd Edition) 
Colin Baker (University of Wales Bangor)

� Incorporates a wide variety of new material; for example: influence
of the World Wide Web and the Internet on bilingualism; the benefits
for children who have a less developed second language; employment and
bilingualism/ multilingualism; mixed language marriages; language
strategies with an adopted child
� Many ideas and perceptions have been extended and enriched in this
second edition
� There has been elaboration and refinement in particular answers such
as the advantages of bilingualism, language mixing, trilingualism, and
identity problems.

This second edition of this best selling book provides a readable
introduction of practical value to questions of bilingualism for
parents and teachers. The style of the book is to pose questions that
people most often ask about raising bilingual
children. Straightforward answers follow, written in direct, plain

A. Family Questions; B. Language Development Questions; C. Questions
about Problems; D. Reading and Writing Questions ; E. Education
Questions ; F. Concluding Questions

Colin Baker is Professor of Education at the University of Wales, Bangor
and Director of Research Centre Wales. He has three bilingual
(Welsh/English) children and frequently gives talks and lectures on
bilingualism. His publications include Aspects of Bilingualism in Wales
(1985), Key Issues in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1988),
Attitudes and Language (1992), Foundations of Bilingual Education and
Bilingualism (1993, second edition 1996) and the Encyclopedia of
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1998).

Parents' and Teachers' Guides No.1 (PTG1)
May 2000 Format: 245x174mm 219pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-456-3 �29.95/ US$49.95/ CAN$59.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-455-5 �9.95/ US$15.95/ CAN$19.95

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