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Bilingualism : Language in Society - Suzanne Romaine


Language in Society

Paperback Published: 9th January 1995
ISBN: 9780631195399
Number Of Pages: 402

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Since it was first published in 1989, Suzanne Romaine's book has been recognized as the most authoritative introduction to the sociolinguistics of bilingualism. The new edition has been completely revised to incorporate recent work in this fast developing field.
Throughout the book, bilingualism is seen as both a societal and cognitive phenomenon. Professor Romaine explores various aspects of bilingual behavior, such as code switching and language mixing, in terms of neurolinguistic organization in the individual speaker. The author also assesses the positive and negative claims made for the effects of bilingualism on children's cognitive, social and academic development, and examines the assumptions behind various language policies and programs for bilingual children. In all this, Professor Romaine draws on her own research with Punjabi /Engllish bilinguals in Britain, and Tok Pisin/ English bilingual children in Papua New Guinea.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Editor's Preface.

Preface to Second Edition.


1. Introduction to Study of Bilingualism.

2. The Bilingual Speech Community.

3. The Bilingual Brain and the Blingual Individual.

4. Code-switching and Communicative Competence.

5. The Bilingual Child.

6. Bilingualism and Education.

7. Attitudes towards Bilingualism.

8. Conclusion.




ISBN: 9780631195399
ISBN-10: 0631195394
Series: Language in Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 9th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.85 x 16.29  x 2.27
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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