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Books: Language Acquisition: Dewaele, Housen, Wei

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  1. Julia.Ulrich, Opportunities and Challenges of Bilingualism

Message 1: Opportunities and Challenges of Bilingualism

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 11:29:37 +0000
From: Julia.Ulrich <>
Subject: Opportunities and Challenges of Bilingualism

Title: Opportunities and Challenges of Bilingualism
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Editor: Jean-Marc Adrien Dewaele 
Editor: Alex Housen 
Editor: Li Wei 
Hardback: ISBN: 3110173050, Pages: 346, Price: Euro 98.00 / sFr 157,/
 approx. US$ 98.00
This volume contributes to the debates about the social aspects of
bilingualism, focusing on the various opportunities and challenges
bilingualism presents to today's society. The contributions in this
volume are of a prospective stance, delineating directions for future
research on bilingualism and/or identifying important issues which
have been under-researched or which are still of a controversial
nature. All the contributions are from leading international scholars
who have researched and published extensively in the field of
bilingualism. To facilitate further discussions of the issues raised
in the volume, there are study questions and suggested reading
attached to each of the main chapters.Introduction: Opportunities and
Challenges of Bilingualism, Li Wei, Jean-Marc Dewaele and Alex Housen

I Theoretical frameworks
"Holy languages" in the context of societal bilingualism,
 Joshua Fishman
Forlorn hope?
 John Edwards
When languages disappear, are bilingual education or human rights a
 Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Core values and nation states
 J.J. Smolicz

II Bilingualism worldwide
French language policy: centrism, Orwellian dirigisme or economic
 Harold Schiffman
The non-linearity of language maintenance and language shift: survey
 data from European language boundaries
 Peter Nelde and Peter Weber
Language shift among Siberian Estonians
 Juri Viikberg,
On attitudes towards Croatian dialects and other changing status
 Damir Kalogjera
Ethnolects - between bilingualism and urban dialect
 Wolfgang Woelck
The development of Navajo-English language bilingualism
 Bernard Spolsky
Language ideology, ownership and maintenance: The discourse of the
 "Academia Mayor de la Lengua Quechua"
 Tim Marr
Xhosa as a "home appliance"? A case of language shift in Grahamstown
 Vivian de Klerk
Japan's nascent multilingualism
 Florian Coulmas and Makoto Watanabe

III. Multilingual management and education
Managing multilingualism in Singapore
 Xu Daming and Li Wei
Managing languages at bilingual universities: relationships between
 universities and their language environment
 Bjoern H. Jernudd

Changing paradigms in the study of bilingualism
 William Mackey


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