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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

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Title: ISB4
Subtitle: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism
Edited By: James Cohen
Kara Tiffany McAlister
Kellie Rolstad
Jeff MacSwan
URL: http://www.cascadilla.com/isb4.html

The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism was held from April 30 to
May 3, 2003, at Arizona State University. The proceedings includes 190
papers from the conference.

The papers in the ISB4 Proceedings examine bilingualism around the world,
discussing the nature and effects of bilingualism in individuals and
families, classrooms, communities, and countries. The authors come from a
wide range of fields: linguistics, education, psychology, sociology,
biology, medicine, and public policy. Topics include linguistic development
in bilingual children, codeswitching, language policy and ideology,
bilingualism and the brain, language impairments, sociolinguistic studies
of bilingual communities and migration, language shift and attrition,
second language acquisition among children and adults, bilingualism in
school settings, and much more.

The CD-ROM contains the entire proceedings in PDF format, so you can easily
browse or search the proceedings and print the papers that you want to
read. The proceedings is also available as a 5-volume set in library
binding. The papers are identical in both editions.

The complete table of contents and easy on-line ordering are available at

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Chinese, Mandarin
Greek, Modern
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Format: CD
ISBN: 1574732102
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 2455
Prices: U.S. $ 85.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1574731076
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 2455
Prices: U.S. $ 2150.00