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Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

This superbly illustrated Encyclopedia comprises the most comprehensive work yet available on bilingualism. Written in a concise and comprehensive style, it includes: - 117 main topics - 390 textboxes to illustrate the main topics - 228 profiles of languages in all countries of the world - 340 pictures, 35 maps, 98 graphs, 14 diagrams and over half a million words - one of the most up-to-date and extensive bibliographies on bilingualism - over 2,000 references - extensive glossary of 375 terms - plentiful examples and illustrations from around the world New areas and topics e.g. Information Technology and Bilingualism, Bilingualism and the Internet, Bilingualism and the Economy, Bilingual Professions, Religion and Bilingualism, Bilingualism and Tourism, Language Marketing.
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Table of Contents

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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