LINGUIST List 13.602

Tue Mar 5 2002

Books: Bilingualism & Multilingualism

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  1. info, New book (Bilingualism and Multilingualism): Language & Literacy in Bilingual Children by K. Oller & R. Eilers

Message 1: New book (Bilingualism and Multilingualism): Language & Literacy in Bilingual Children by K. Oller & R. Eilers

Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 13:43:27 +0000
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Subject: New book (Bilingualism and Multilingualism): Language & Literacy in Bilingual Children by K. Oller & R. Eilers


Edited by D. Kimbrough Oller and Rebecca E. Eilers (University of Maine)

This book sets a high standard for rigor and scientific
approach to the study of bilingualism and provides new insights
regarding the critical issues of theory and practice, including the
interdependence of linguistic knowledge in bilinguals, the role of
socioeconomic status, the effect of different language usage patterns
in the home, and the role of schooling by single-language immersion as
opposed to systematic training in both home and target languages. The
rich landscape of outcomes reported in the volume will provide a frame
for interpretation and understanding of effects of bilingualism for
years to come.

Section A: Background 
1. Assessing the Effects of Bilingualism D. K. Oller& B.Z. Pearson; 
2. An Integrated Approach to Evaluating Effects of Bilingualism in Miami 
School Children D. K. Oller & R. E. Eilers. 
Section B: Overall Results on Language use and Standardized Test
3. Bilingualism and Cultural Assimilation in Miami Hispanic Children R.
E. Eilers, D. K. Oller & A. B. Cobo-Lewis; 
4. Effects of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education on
Oral and Written English Skills A. B. Cobo-Lewis, B. Z. Pearson, R. E. Eilers 
& V. C. Umbel; 
5. Effects of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education on Oral and Written 
Spanish Skills A. B. Cobo-Lewis,B. Z. Pearson, R. E. Eilers & V. C. Umbel; 
6. Interdependence of Spanish and English Knowledge in
Language and Literacy among Bilingual Children A. B. Cobo-Lewis, R. E. Eilers,
B Z Pearson & V. C. Umbel.
Section C: Probe Studies on Complex Language Capabilities 
7. Narrative Competence among Monolingual and Bilingual School Children
in Miami B. Z. Pearson; 
8. Command of the Mass/count Distinction in Bilingual and Monolingual Children
V. C.Mueller Gathercole; 
9. Grammatical Gender in Bilingual and Monolingual Children V. C. Mueller 
10.Monolingual and Bilingual Acquisition V. C. Mueller Gathercole; 
11. The Ability of Bilingual and Monolingual Children to Perform Phonological 
Translation D. K. Oller & A. B. Cobo-Lewis.
Section D: A Retrospective View of the Research
12. Balancing Interpretations Regarding Effects of Bilingualism D. K.
Oller & R. E. Eilers

D. Kimbrough Oller, Professor and Chair of the Department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine, is an
international authority in language learning. His research on English
and Spanish-learning children as well as bilingual children is widely
published, and his earlier book The Emergence of the Speech Capacity
brings together results of his research of thirty years.
Rebecca E. Eilers is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine. For nearly thirty
years she has been a leading figure in infant speech perception and
young child language as the primary author of a substantial literature
on development of linguistic capabilities in children with Spanish
and/or English in the home.

Child Language and Child Development No.2 March 2002 
Format:210 x 148mm 312pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-571-3 �49.95/ US$74.95/ CAN$99.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-570-5 �19.95/ US$29.95/ CAN$39.95 

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