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Title: The Bilingualism Reader
Subtitle: Second Edition
Edited By: Li Wei
URL: http://www.routledge.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415355551&parent_id
Description:

Regarded as the definitive reader for the study of bilingualism, this new
edition has been updated to include nine new chapters and postscripts
written by the authors of the original articles, who evaluate them in the
light of current research.

Designed as an integrated and structured student resource it provides
invaluable editorial material that guides the reader through different
sections and covers:

* definitions and typology of bilingualism
* language choice and bilingual interaction
* bilingualism, identity and ideology
* grammar of code-switching and bilingual acquisition
* bilingual production and perception
* the bilingual brain
* methodological issues in the study of bilingualism.

The second edition of this best selling volume includes nine new chapters
and postscripts written by the authors of the original articles, who
evaluate them in the light of recent research. Critical discussion of
research methods, revised graded study questions and activities, a
comprehensive glossary, and an up-to-date resource list make The
Bilingualism Reader an essential introductory text for students of
linguistics, psychology and education.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
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