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Title: Bilingualism
Subtitle: An Advanced Resource Book
Written By: Ng Bee Chin
Gillian Wigglesworth
URL: http://www.routledge.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415343879&parent_id
Series Title: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Description:

Bilingualism:

-Introduces students to key issues and themes that include bilingual
development and education; and the integration of social and cognitive
perspectives

-Uses tasks and examples to equip the reader with the necessary skills and
insights to assess and interpret research drawn from bilingual populations

-Incorporates case studies drawn from a range of countries such as the
United States, South Africa, the Netherlands, Morocco and the People's
Republic of China

-Gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline,
including: Fred Genesee, Richard Bourhis, Elizabeth Peal, Wallace Lambert,
Merrill Swain, Jim Cummins, and Ellen Bialystok.

Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Bilingualism
is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0415343860
ISBN-13: 9780415343862
Pages: 384
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ISBN: 0415343879
ISBN-13: 9780415343879
Pages: 384
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