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    DescriptionThe fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels. These include: * defining who is bilingual and multilingual * testing language abilities and language use * languages in communities and minority groups * endangered languages * language planning, language revival * the development of bilingualism in infancy and childhood * bilingualism in the family * age and language learning * adult language learning * bilinguals' thinking skills * bilingualism and the brain * theories of bilingualism * types of bilingual education * heritage language education * evaluations of bilingual education * minority language literacy * biliteracy and multiliteracies * effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms * the effectiveness of bilingual education in the United States * the history of bilingual education in the United States * language minority underachievement * bilingual special education * the assessment of language minority children * Deaf bilinguals * the spread of English as a global language * learning English as a second or third language * language identity and multiple identities * the politics surrounding language minorities and bilingual education * assimilation and pluralism * bilingualism and employment * bilingualism and the internet

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    Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Baker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847693556
    ISBN 10: 1847693555

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    DC22: 370.117
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    LC classification: LC3715 .B35 2011
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    5, Revised
    Edition statement
    5th Revised edition
    Channel View Publications Ltd
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    Publication date
    15 February 2011
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    Author Information
    Professor Colin Baker is Pro Vice Chancellor at Bangor University and holds a Personal Chair of the University of Wales. He is the author of a wide range of books with Multilingual Matters, including a companion volume to this book entitled Bilingual Education: an Introductory Reader co-edited with Ofelia Garcia. His research specific interests are in language planning and bilingual education. The previous editions of this book have sold over 70,000 copies with translations into Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Latvian, Georgian, Greek, Vietnamese and Mandarin. He edits/co-edits three Multilingual Matters Book Series and is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.
    Review quote
    I remain awed by Baker's ability to represent all positions and include all viewpoints, while remaining simple and straightforward. It is its scholarly exhaustiveness and complexity, coupled with a simplicity of style, that makes this text invaluable for students and scholars alike. Ofelia Garcia, Teachers College, Colombia University
    Table of contents
    Introduction Chapter 1:Bilingualism: Definitions and Distinctions Chapter 2:The Measurement of Bilingualism Chapter 3:Endangered Languages: Planning and Revitalization Chapter 4:Languages in Society Chapter 5:The Early Development of Bilingualism Chapter 6:The Later Development of Bilingualism Chapter 7:Bilingualism and Cognition Chapter 8:Cognitive Theories of Bilingualism and the Curriculum Chapter 9:Historical Introduction to Bilingual Education: the United States Chapter 10:Types of Bilingual Education Chapter 11:Education for Bilingualism and Biliteracy Chapter 12:The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education Chapter 13:Effective Schools and Classrooms for Bilingual Students Chapter 14:Literacy, Biliteracy and Multiliteracies for Bilinguals Chapter 15:The Special Educational Needs, Assessment and Testing of Bilinguals Chapter 16:Deaf People, Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Chapter 17:Bilingualism and Bilingual Education as a Problem, Right and Resource Chapter 18:Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Ideology, Identity and Empowerment Chapter 19:Bilingualism in the Modern World