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The Handbook of Bilingualism

Edited by: Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie
eISBN: 9780631227359
Print publication date: 2005

Subject Sociolinguistics » Bilingualism

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631227359.2005.x

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The Handbook of Bilingualism

In a world in which people are increasingly mobile and ethnically self-aware, questions concerning bilingualism and multilingualism take on increasing importance from both scholarly and practical points of view. Over the last ten years, linguistic and ethnic communities that had previously been politically submerged have asserted themselves. These developments have provided scholars with new opportunities to study the phenomena of individual and societal bilingualism that had been closed to them. At the same time new practical challenges have emerged in such areas as language identity and attitudes, language education, language endangerment and loss, and language rights. This Handbook offers a refreshingly lucid account of these topics.

The Handbook of Bilingualism provides state-of-the-art treatments of the central issues that arise in consideration of the phenomena of bilingualism ranging from the representation of the two languages in the bilingual individual's brain to the various forms of bilingual education, including the status of bilingualism in each area of the world.

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Bhatia, Tej K. and William C. Ritchie (eds). The Handbook of Bilingualism. Blackwell Publishing, 2005. Blackwell Reference Online. 23 May 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631227359_9780631227359>

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