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Title: Pathways to Multilingualism
Subtitle: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education
Edited By: Tara Williams Fortune
Diane J Tedick
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=9781847690357
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

In this volume an international roster of scholars offer theoretical
perspectives, research reviews and empirical studies on teaching, learning
and language development in immersion education. Editors clearly define the
term "immersion" and bring together research from three distinct branches,
including foreign language ("one-way"), bilingual ("two-way") and
indigenous immersion programs. This collection aims to facilitate
cross-context dialogue and knowledge exchange.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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ISBN: 184769036X
ISBN-13: 9781847690364
Pages: 248
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ISBN: 1847690351
ISBN-13: 9781847690357
Pages: 248
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