LINGUIST List 13.1654

Tue Jun 11 2002

Books: Bilingualism

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  • kathryn, Learners' Experiences of Immersion Education by Michele de Courcy
  • kathryn, An Introductory Reader to the Writings of Jim Cummins edited by Colin Baker & Nancy H. Hornberger
  • kathryn, Guia para padres y maestros de ninos bilingues by Alma Flor Ada & Colin Baker

    Message 1: Learners' Experiences of Immersion Education by Michele de Courcy

    Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 06:27:23 +0000
    From: kathryn <>
    Subject: Learners' Experiences of Immersion Education by Michele de Courcy

    Title: Learners' Experiences of Immersion Education Subtitle: Case studies of French & Chinese Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism Publication Year: 2002 Publisher: Multilingual Matters Author: Michele de Courcy

    Hardback: ISBN: 1853595616, Pages: 162, Price: US$74.95 Paperback: ISBN: 1853595608, Pages: 162, Price: US$29.95


    This book has much to excite the SLA researcher and the second language teacher.�The interlingual comparison makes the study of second language reading and writing acquisition especially meaningful. The students themselves take on a central role as individuals rather than just as statistics or categories. Professor Michael Clyne, University of Melbourne, Australia.

    This book has the merit of redressing the balance of quantitative research carried out on immersion programmes in favour of a definitely qualitative approach. It is revealing of such classroom practices as codeswitching and translation, which have been frowned upon, in official pronouncements on language use in these types of programmes. The author has made use of a wide range of data sources which she has combined well to provide convincing evidence for the classroom phenomena under study. Dr. Anne-Marie de Mejía, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

    DESCRIPTION This book, which follows the progress of two groups of learners in late immersion programs aims to add to the literature on immersion programs by its emphasis on the processes of learning in such programs. Another aim of the book is to extend our knowledge of learning processes in character-based languages.

    CONTENTS 1. Language Learning in Immersion Programs; 2. How and where the research was done; 3. Learners' Responses to the Learning Context; 4. Language Learning Experiences; 5. Reading and Writing; 6. Language Learning Process and Strategies; 7. Discussion and Conclusion

    AUTHOR INFORMATION Michèle de Courcy is a senior lecturer in language education at La Trobe University, in Australia. Her research, teaching and publications centre on bilingualism with an emphasis on second language acquisition processes and content-based language instruction. Recent research projects have involved evaluations of French and Indonesian early immersion programs in Victoria.

    Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (Language code: CHN), French (Language code: FRN) Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

    Message 2: An Introductory Reader to the Writings of Jim Cummins edited by Colin Baker & Nancy H. Hornberger

    Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 06:34:46 +0000
    From: kathryn <>
    Subject: An Introductory Reader to the Writings of Jim Cummins edited by Colin Baker & Nancy H. Hornberger

    Title: An Introductory Reader to the Writings of Jim Cummins Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism Publication Year: 2001 Publisher: Multilingual Matters Editor: Colin Baker Editor: Nancy H. Hornberger

    Hardback: ISBN: 1853594768, Pages: 350, Price: £49.95/US$74.95/CAN$99.95 Paperback: ISBN: 185359475X, Pages: 350, Price: £19.95/US$29.95/CAN$39.95


    DESCRIPTION The contribution of Jim Cummins to Bilingualism and Bilingual Education has been substantial and profound. The Reader provides a comprehensive compilation of his most important and influential texts. The book also provides a detailed biographical introduction and a commentary on the growth of ideas over three decades.

    CONTENTS Introductory Chapter SECTION I: The 1970s 1. (1973) A Theoretical Perspective on the Relationship between Bilingualism and Thought 2. (1976) The Influence of Bilingualism on Cognitive Growth 3. (1978) Immersion Programmes: The Irish Experience 4. (1979) Linguistic Interdependence and the Educational Development of Bilingual Children 5. (1979, 1983) Research Findings from French Immersion Programs across Canada SECTION II: The 1980s 6. (1980) The Entry and Exit Fallacy in Bilingual Education 7. (1982) Tests, Achievement, and Bilingual Students 8. (1984) Learning Difficulties in �EurooeImmersion�Euro Programmes 9. (1986) Empowering Minority Students: A Framework for Intervention 10. (1986) Psychological Assessment of Minority Students 11. (1988) From the Inner City to the Global Village: The Microcomputer as a Catalyst for Collaborative Learning and Cultural Interchange 12. (1988) From Multicultural to Anti-racist Education 13. (1988) The Role and Use of Educational Theory in Formulating Language Policy SECTION III: The 1990s 14. (1992) Heritage Language Teaching in Canadian Schools 15. (1992) Empowerment through Biliteracy 16. (1996) Multicultural Education and Technology: Promise and Pitfalls 17. (1996) Babel Babble: Refraiming the Discourse of Diversity 18. (1997) Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education: A Mainstream Issue? 19. (1999) Alternative Paradigms in Bilingual Education Research EDITOR INFORMATION Colin BAKER is a Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Wales at Bangor and Nancy H. HORNBERGER is Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Both have researched and published widely in the area of bilingualism, sociolinguistics and education. They are the editors of this Series.

    Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics

    Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

    Message 3: Guia para padres y maestros de ninos bilingues by Alma Flor Ada & Colin Baker

    Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 06:41:36 +0000
    From: kathryn <>
    Subject: Guia para padres y maestros de ninos bilingues by Alma Flor Ada & Colin Baker

    Title: Guia para padres y maestron de ninos bilingues Series Title: Parents & Teachers Guides Publication Year: 2001 Publisher: Multilingual Matters Author: Alma Flor Ada Author: Colin Baker

    Hardback: ISBN: 1853595128, Pages: 248, Price: £39.95/ US$59.95/ CAN$79.95 Paperback: ISBN: 185359511X, Pages: 248, Price: £12.95/ US$19.95/ CAN$24.95


    Esta introducción al bilingüismo ofrece respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la crianza y educación de niños bilingües. Ambos autores parten de sus conocimientos académicos y sus amplias experiencias en el campo para ofrecer respuestas que toman en consideración los distintos tipos de familias bilingües y de realidades sociales A practical introduction to bilingualism answering the questions most frequently asked by parents and teachers on raising and educating bilingual children. Both authors draw on their academic expertise and ample field experience to provide straightforward answers, which contemplate multiple types of bilingual families and diverse societal conditions. �ndice Sección A: Preguntas sobre la familia Sección B: Preguntas sobre el desarrollo del lenguaje Sección C: Preguntas sobre problemas Sección D: Preguntas sobre la lectura y la escritura Sección E: Preguntas sobre pedagogía Sección F: Preguntas finales Epílogo/ Glosario/ �ndice

    Alma Flor Ada es Profesora de Pedagogía en la Universidad de San Francisco. Ha educado cuatro hijos bilingües (español/inglés) y ha diseñado programas para la interacción entre el hogar y la escuela a través de los Estados Unidos. La Dra. Ada es una conferenciante internacional sobre temas de bilingüismo y pedagogía. Entre sus muchos libros, que han recibido valiosos premios, se encuentra la colección de lengua, arte y cultura hispánicas Puertas al sol (1999).

    Alma Flor Ada is Professor of Education at the University of San Francisco. She has raised four bilingual (Spanish/English) children and has developed numerous programs for home-school interaction throughout the United States. She lectures internationally on issues of bilingualism. Among her multiple award-winning publications is the collection "Gateways to the Sun" (1999) on Hispanic language, culture, and art.

    Colin Baker es Profesor de Pedagogía de la Universidad de Gales y miembro de la Asociación Británica de Psicología. El Dr. Baker ha sido reconocido mundialmente como experto en el tema del bilingüismo. Tiene tres hijos bilingües (galés/inglés). Entre sus muchas publicaciones se encuentran Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (1993, 1996) y Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1998).

    Colin Baker is Professor of Education at the University of Wales and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. An internationally recognized authority in the area of bilingualism, he has three bilingual (Welsh/English) children. His many publications include "Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism" (1993, 1996) and the "Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education" (1998).

    Lingfield(s): Applied Linguistics Subject Language(s): Spanish (Language code: SPN)

    Written In: Spanish (Language Code: SPN)



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