Bilinguality and bilingualism hamers and blanc

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bilinguality and bilingualism hamers and blanc

Bilinguality and Bilingualism by Michel Blanc

This updated and revised edition of Hamers and Blancs successful textbook presents new knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilinguality to societal bilingualism. It is multi- and interdisciplinary in approach, and analyzes bilingualism at individual, interpersonal, and societal levels. Linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural aspects of bilingual development are explored, as are bilingual problems. The authors cover a range of issues including the relationship among culture, identity, and language behavior in multicultural settings; communication strategies in interpersonal and intergroup relations; language shift; pidgins and creoles; language planning; and bilingual education.
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Bilinguality and Bilingualism. Hamers Josiane F , Josiane F. Hamers , Michel Blanc , Michel H. This updated and revised edition of Hamers and Blanc's successful textbook presents state-of-the-art knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilingualism or bilinguality to societal bilingualism. It is both multi- and interdisciplinary in approach, and analyses bilingualism at individual, interpersonal, and societal levels.

This updated and revised edition of Hamers and Blancs successful textbook presents state-of-the-art knowledge about languages in contact from individual bilinguality to societal bilingualism. The book is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in approach, and analyses bilingualism at individual, interpersonal and societal levels. Linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural aspects of bilingual development are explored, as are problems such as bilingual memory and polyglot aphasia. Hamers and Blanc analyse the relationship between culture, identity and language behaviour in multicultural settings, as well as the communication strategies in interpersonal and intergroup relations. They also propose theoretical models of language processing and development, which are then applied to bilingual behaviour. Other topics reviewed include language shift, pidgins and creoles, language planning and bilingual education. This new edition reects the changes in the theoretical approaches to bilingualism since the late s and includes sections on language attrition, languages in contact and neuropsychological aspects of bilin- guality.

Review: Hamers & Blanc, Bilinguality, 2nd review

Bilinguality and Bilingualism. Hamers , Josiane F. Hamers , Blanc, Michel, Ph. The study of bilingualism - the subject of this important textbook - is no longer exclusively an academic preoccupation but is a practical necessity in today's multilingual world. Over the past decades, researchers from a wide range of disciplines - linguistics, psychology, neurology and sociology - have been fragmented and often inaccessible to students. Bilinguality and Bilingualism a thoroughly revised and updated version of the authors' textbook published in French provides a comprehensive, critical review of current research, focusing on the need for genuinely explanatory accounts and the development of satisfactory theoretical models. The book explores the way in which bilingualism develops in childhood or later, on its social, neurological and psychological foundations, and on the social and cultural consequences of bilingualism.

We expect these discussions to be informal and interactive; and the author of the book discussed is cordially invited to join in. Then contact Simin Karimi at simin linguistlist. Blanc Bilinguality and Bilingualism, 2nd edition, xiv, pp. The second edition is, according to the authors, completely rewritten from the edition. In their introduction they outline the structure of the book and address some concepts that were apparently problematic in the previous edition, such as the conceptual definition of "mother tongue" and the ambiguity of the English word "language" in comparison with the French terms "langue" and "langage. Taking into consideration a growing interest in language contact issues evident in many fields, the authors explain that their goal is to present an integrated view of the principal issues of bilingualism and languages in contact, while at the same time proposing a multidisciplinary theoretical model of language behavior which then informs their evaluation of the research throughout the book. Hamers and Blanc emphasize that they have selected to discuss only theoretical constructs which have been empirically confirmed or for which empirical verification is possible and have rejected models that were unsound or unverifiable p.

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