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Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education


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Part 1 Individual bilingualism: what is a bilingual?; bilingualism and the family; the everday use of bilinguals; bilingualism and thinking; measurement of bilingualism. Part 2 Bilingualism in society: bilingualism in communities; how many languages are there in the world? - languages in contact, the mapping of languages in the world, presentation of language maps; language change; language planning and evolution; bilingualism and culture; bilingualism and politics. Part 3 Bilingual education: the aims of bilingual education; weak forms of bilingual education; strong forms of bilingual education; bilingual education and the community; bilingual education in the United States; bilingual eduation for students with special needs; bilingual education for the deaf and hearing impaired; language awareness; multiculturalism in education; the bilingual classroom; factors affecting second languae acquistion; second language learning in the classroom.

About the Author

Colin Baker es profesor emerito en educacion de la Universidad de Bangor. Tiene tres hijos bilingues y ha sido hablado publicamente a padres y maestros sobre el bilinguismo por mas de 20 anos. Sus numerosas publicaciones sobre bilinguismo incluyen Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, que ha sido traducido al japones, espanol, latvio, griego y mandarin y del cual se publico la quinta edicion en el 2011.

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