Bilingualism in Schools and Society Language, Identity, Policy

ISBN-10: 0415891051
ISBN-13: 9780415891059
Edition: 2013
Authors: Sarah Shin
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Sarah Shin is Professor of Education at University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has conducted numerous workshops in the areas of her research interests, which include heritage languages, bilingualism and bilingual education, and language socialization. Sarah is also a regular presenter at AAAL, AILA, TESOL, International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB), and International Conference on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Facts and Myths about Bilingualism
Introduction
A Bilingual is Fully Proficient in Two Languages
Immigrants are Reluctant to Learn English
Children Need Early Exposure to a Second Language if they are to Learn it Successfully
Immigrant Parents should Speak the Societal Language with their Children at Home to Help them Succeed in School
Myth #5: High Dropout Rates of Hispanic Students in the U.S. Demonstrate the Failure of Bilingual Education
Summary
Further Reading
Study Questions and Activities
Bilingualism in a Globalized World
Introduction
Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization
Global Spread of English
Transnational Migration-People in Search of a Better Life
Popular Music-Cultural Hybridization
Advertising-Selling Goods and Services in More than One Language
The Internet-The Great Flattening Force
Conclusion
Further Reading
Study Questions and Activities
The Politics of Bilingualism
Introduction
What is a Language? What is a Dialect?
Language Diversity in the World
Diglossia
What Gives Rise to Bilingual Societies?
Language Maintenance and Shift
Incidence of Bi-/Multilingualism in Different Countries
How Language Policy affects Societal Bilingualism: Three Cases
Summary
Further Reading
Online and Video Resources
Study Questions and Activities
Heritage Language Education
Introduction
What is a Heritage Language?
Heritage Language Education at the K-12 Level
Foreign/Heritage Language Learning at Post-Secondary Institutions
Promoting Heritage Languages: What Needs to be Done
Further Reading
Study Questions and Activities
Bilingualism and Identity
Introduction
Language Attitude and Ethnic Identity
Ethnic Identity Development: A Model
The Role of Heritage Language Proficiency in Identity Development
Essentialist vs. Constructivist Views on Language and Identity: An Example
Understanding the Social Contexts of Language Learning
Education for Empowerment
Summary
Further Reading
Study Questions and Activities
Social and Conversational Aspects of Code-Switching
Introduction
Revisiting Diglossia
Conversational Code-Switching
Using Code-Switching to Wield Power
Code-Switching on the Internet
Code-Switching in Popular Music
Code-Switching in the Classroom
Summary
Further Reading
Study Questions and Activities
Educating English Learners
Introduction
The Growing English Learner Population
Language Policy in the United States: A Historical Overview
Academic Language Development of English Learners
How should Academic Language be Taught?
Conclusions
Further Reading
Online Resources
Study Questions and Activities
Educational Models that Promote Additive Bilingualism
Introduction
Canadian French Immersion
European Schools
Indigenous Language Immersion
Developmental (Late-Exit) Bilingual Education
Two-Way (Dual) Immersion
Summary
Further Reading
Online and Video Resources
Study Questions and Activities
Multilingual Families
Introduction
Simultaneous Bilingual Acquisition
Successive Bilingual Acquisition
Case Studies of Three Bilingual Families
Birth Order Differences in Bilingual Development
Resisting Language Shift
Summary
Further Reading
Online Resources
Study Questions and Activities
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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