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BILINGUALISM IN EDUCATION : ASPECTS OF THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

MERRILL SWAIN , JIM CUMMINS

1986

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BUSINESS ENGLISH

Abstract THE APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE STUDY SERIES EXPLORES THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN UNDERSTANDING PRACTICAL PROBLEMS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE TEACHING, DRAWING ON EXPERIMENTAL AND SPECULATIVE RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS, PRAGMATICS AND PSYCHOLOGY. ITS AIM IS THEREBY TO IDENTIFY AND ILLUSTRATE THE KEY ISSUES IN BOTH PRACTICE AND THEORY. THIS BOOK PROVIDES A GUIDE TO THE RESEARCH IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE IN CANADA. IT IS OF INTEREST TO TEACHERS AND POLICY-MAKERS AS WELL AS TO ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS. THE AUTHORS OFFERS A SYNTHESIS OF RECENT WORK RELATING TO THE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF BILINGUAL CHILDREN FROM BOTH MAJORITY AND MINORITY LANGUAGE BACKGROUNDS. SUCH CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES AS THE CONSEQUENCES OF BILINGUALISM FOR COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT RECEIVE CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND RESOLUTION. THE IMPORTANCE OF CLARIFYING THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AND ASSESSMENT IS ANALYSED IN RELATION TO LANGUAGE PLANNING IN A WIDE VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS.

ISBN 0582553806
Author(s) MERRILL SWAIN , JIM CUMMINS
Credits
Edition 1ST ED.
Year 1986
Publisher LONGMAN
Type BOOK
Keywords EDUCATION, BILINGUAL, CANADA, CHILDREN EVALUATION, STUDENTS, LANGUAGE, LINGUISTIC MINORITIES
Language English
Collation 235 P., 20 CM.

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