About the Book
- introduces students to key issues and themes that include bilingual development and education, and the integration of social and cognitive perspectives
- incorporates case studies drawn from a range of countries such as the United States, South Africa, the Netherlands, Australia and Singapore
- gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Fred Genesee, Richard Bourhis, Elizabeth Peal, Wallace Lambert, Merrill Swain , Jim Cummins, and Ellen Bialystok.
Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Bilingualism is an essential resource for students and researchers of English language and Applied Linguistics.
Ng Bee Chin is the Coordinator of the Linguistics Programme at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Gillian Wigglesworth is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics.
Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline.
- Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers’ techniques of analysis through practical application.
- Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field.
- Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material.
This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses.
- Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader’s understanding strengthened by tasks and follow–up questions.