The 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.
Colin Baker is Prov 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 Garca. 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.
Bilingualism: Definitions and Distinctions
The Measurement of Bilingualism
Endangered Languages: Planning and Revitalization
Languages in Society
The Early Development of Bilingualism
The Later Development of Bilingualism
Bilingualism and Cognition (updated by Panos Athanasopoulos)
Cognitive Theories of Bilingualism and the Curriculum
Historical Introduction to Bilingual Education: The United States (updated by Wayne Wright)
Types of Bilingual Education
Education for Bilingualism and Biliteracy
The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education
Effective Schools and Classrooms for Bilingual Students
Literacy, Biliteracy and Multiliteracies for Bilinguals
The Special Educational Needs, Assessment and Testing of Bilinguals
Deaf People, Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education as a Problem, Right and Resource
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Ideology, Identity and Empowerment
Bilingualism in the Modern World
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