Bilingualism Multiculturalism And Second Language Learning

Author: Allan G. Reynolds
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317783654
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This collection pays tribute to Professor Wallace E. Lambert and his contributions to the fields of language and linguistics. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned theorist or researcher, traces the currents of theory and research within the topic area to the present day, provides a state-of-the-art review of the topic, and offers an outline for future research directions. The book concludes with an overview from Professor Lambert that critically examines the impact of the ideas in each individual chapter. This volume is organized around the three areas where Professor Lambert's unique contributions are most substantial and most evident: bilingualism, multiculturalism, and second language learning. Specifically, the papers presented discuss the topics of social, psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological aspects of bilingualism and second language learning, the psychology of inter-group relations and multiculturalism, bilingual/immersion education, and language planning. Note: Royalties earned from sales of this book will go to the Wallace E. Lambert Student Research Fund at McGill University for use by students interested in second language acquisition, bilingualism, and/or multiculturalism.

The New Handbook Of Second Language Acquisition

Author: William C. Ritchie
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 1848552408
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Divided into six parts that are devoted to a different aspect of the study of SLA, this title contains chapters on universal grammar, emergentism, variationism, information-processing, sociocultural, and cognitive-linguistic.

Cultural And Language Diversity And The Deaf Experience

Author: Ila Parasnis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645652
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The perspective that deaf people should be regarded as a cultural and language minority group rather than individuals with an audiological disability is gathering support among educators, linguists, and researchers involved in the education of deaf people across America. This book explores the notion that deaf people are members of a bilingual-bicultural minority group, whose experiences often overlap with the those of hearing minority group members, but at other times are unique. Contributors to this book include prominent deaf and hearing researchers, educators, and deaf community members. The three sections review research on bilingualism and biculturalism, the impact of cultural and language diversity on the deaf experience, and offer rich experiential evidence from deaf community members which highlights the emotional impact of living in the deaf and hearing worlds.

Social Psychological Perspectives On Second Language Learning

Author: Rama Kant Agnihotri
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
ISBN:
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Based primarily on empirical research from diverse multilingual and pluricultural societies from around the world, this volume offers insights into the pressures that minority language groups face while learning the majority language in the host culture. Some contributions describe and explain the variations in the levels of proficiency attained by learners of a second language in a given environment while others explore issues of bilingualism and communication evaluation.