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A Journey in Languages and Cultures : The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual - François Grosjean

A Journey in Languages and Cultures

The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

Hardcover Published: 23rd May 2019
ISBN: 9780198754947
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book explores the life and experiences of one of the world's most renowned and well-respected experts in bilingualism. François Grosjean takes us through his life, from his monolingual childhood in a small village outside Paris to the long periods of time he spent in Switzerland, England, France, and the United States, becoming bilingual and bicultural in the process. During his life, his dominant language has changed many times between English and French, and he has also acquired, and subsequently lost, other languages, including American Sign Language. Throughout the book, he combines his personal accounts and anecdotes with insights from and reflections on his extensive scholarly research in bilingualism and biculturalism, which has, in turn, been heavily influenced by his own experiences. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book will appeal to general readers interested in bilingualism and language contact, educators and parents of bilingual children, researchers working on bilingualism, and to bilinguals themselves.

1: Roger and Sallie 2: My early monolingual years 3: Becoming bilingual 4: Culture shock 5: Returning to my first culture 6: May 68 and Vincennes 7: A new life in the United States 8: Discovering sign language 9: Life with Two Languages 10: The children become bilingual 11: Reflections on the bilingual and the bicultural person 12: A difficult choice 13: Living and working in a fourth culture 14: Delving further into the bilingual person 15: A life in danger 16: A quieter life Conclusion

ISBN: 9780198754947
ISBN-10: 0198754949
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5

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