Released on 2018-03-08Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Bilingualism in the Community

Bilingualism in the Community

Author: Rena Torres Cacoullos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108244954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Does the use of two languages by bilinguals inevitably bring about grammatical change? Does switching between languages serve as a catalyst in such change? It is widely held that linguistic code-switching inherently promotes grammatical convergence - languages becoming more similar to each other through contact; evidence for this, however, remains elusive. A model of how to study language contact scientifically, Bilingualism in the Community highlights variation patterns in speech, using a new bilingual corpus of English and Spanish spontaneously produced by the same speakers. Putting forward quantitative diagnostics of grammatical similarity, it shows how bilinguals' two languages differ from each other, aligning with their respective monolingual benchmarks. The authors argue that grammatical change through contact is far from a foregone conclusion in bilingual communities, where speakers are adept at keeping their languages together, yet separate. The book is compelling reading for anyone interested in bilingualism and its importance in society.
Released on 2012-09-15Categories Education

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism

Author: Ofelia Garc?a

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698001

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 113

This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing a rich variety of case studies which highlight the importance of the ethnolinguistic community in bilingual education, this collection examines the various structures that these communities use to educate their children as bilingual Americans. In doing so, it highlights the efforts and activism of these communities and what bilingual community education really means in today's globalized world. The volume offers new understandings of heritage language education, bilingual education, and speech communities for bilingual Americans in the 21st century.
Released on 1996Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Becoming Bilingual

Becoming Bilingual

Author: Jean Lyon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853593176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 931

Explores the processes of monolingual language development in pre-school children. Following an overview of child bilingualism, this book looks at the influence of the child's family environment and the factors which predict the language use of the child.
Released on 2012-09-15Categories Education

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism

Author: Ofelia García

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698018

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 296

"This book takes up the lens of ethnolinguistic communities as they proudly educate their own children in their ways of speaking and being. These bilingual community education programs are unlike bilingual programs in US public schools, where speakers of languages other than English are often minoritized. In these programs, the children's linguistic and cultural diversity are their most valuable assets. But these bilingual community education programs are also different from how others have characterized ???heritage language??? programs. In these bilingual community education programs diasporic ethnolinguistic communities ensure that their children use their ways of speaking and being within a US global context. Thus, their interest is not in their heritage, as the language and the culture was performed in the past, in another space, but as a dynamic bilingualism and biculturalism that is performed by American children."--publisher website.
Released on 2017-07-28Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Bilingualism in Schools and Society

Bilingualism in Schools and Society

Author: Sarah J. Shin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315535555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 882

This revised edition of Bilingualism in Schools and Society is an accessible introduction to the sociolinguistic and educational aspects of and the political issues surrounding bilingualism, including code-switching in popular music, advertising, and online social spaces. It also addresses the personal aspect of the topic in a well-informed discussion of what it means to study and live with multiple languages in a globalized world and practical advice on raising bilingual children. Extensive new material has been added that deals with more holistic understandings of bilingual performance, including translanguaging, flexible bilingualism, and code-meshing; blending standard and vernacular languages/dialects in hybrid texts; and recent developments in policies surrounding the education of English Learners and EL assessment, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS), PARCC and SBAC testing, WIDA and ELPA21 language assessments, and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Updated and new discussions on community-based heritage language programs and 'super-diversity' further enhance this new edition, along with updated statistics on bilingual populations and the world's top languages. Each chapter includes lists of further readings, helpful digital resources and study questions, as well as student activities and boxed vignettes. Firmly grounded in the analysis of empirical work with bilingual children and adults in various multilingual settings throughout the world, Bilingualism in Schools and Society is the ideal text for courses on bilingualism in language education programs.
Released on 2021-03-31Categories Bilingualism in children

Bilingual Parent Participation in a Divided School Community

Bilingual Parent Participation in a Divided School Community

Author: Julia Menard-Warwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367786958

Category: Bilingualism in children

Page: 240

View: 509

This volume theorizes parent participation in a bilingual school community in California, unpacking broader issues around language ideologies, language and power, and parent collaboration in diverse educational contexts. The volume points to a range of challenges and questions posed by the parents' efforts to unite as a single school community.
Released on 2006-01-02Categories Social Science

Language Contact and Bilingualism

Language Contact and Bilingualism

Author: René Appel

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053568576

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 580

What happens – sociologically, linguistically, educationally, politically – when more than one language is in regular use in a community? How do speakers handle these languages simultaneously, and what influence does this language contact have on the languages involved? Although most people in the world use more than one language in everyday life, the approach to the study of language has usually been that monolingualism is the norm. The recent interest in bilingualism and language contact has led to a number of new approaches, based on research in communities in many different parts of the world. This book draws together this diverse research, looking at examples from many different situations, to present the topic in any easily accessible form. Language contact is looked at from four distinct perspectives. The authors consider bilingual societies; bilingual speakers; language use in the bilingual community; finally language itself (do languages change when in contact with each other? Can they borrow rules of grammar, or just words? How can new languages emerge from language contact?). The result is a clear, concise synthesis offering a much-needed overview of this lively area of language study.
Released on 2016-10-01Categories

Gegenwärtige Sprachkontakte im Kontext der Migration

Gegenwärtige Sprachkontakte im Kontext der Migration

Author: Stefaniya Ptashnyk

Publisher: Universitatsverlag Winter

ISBN: 3825365514

Category:

Page: 344

View: 972

Der vorliegende Band beschaftigt sich mit methodologischen und terminologischen Problemen der gesellschaftlichen Mehrsprachigkeit sowie ihrer Auswirkung (Sprachvariation, Sprachwandel, Sprachkonflikt). Die einzelnen Artikel greifen immer wichtiger werdende Entwicklungen mehrsprachigen Zusammenlebens und Handelns auf. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit gilt den Auswirkungen von migrationsbedingten Sprachkontakten. Der Band liefert sowohl moderne theoretische Ansatze, als auch Fallstudien aus dem In- und Ausland, die zur Diskussion des Themas Mehrsprachigkeit in Europa, vor allem in urbanen Raumen, beitragen. Durch die geographische Breite der Beitrage entsteht ein Panorama, das Vergleiche zulasst und zum Verstandnis der sprachlichen und kulturellen Wechselwirkungen beitragt, die durch Migration entstehen. Die Beitrage zeigen auf, dass zwei- oder mehrsprachige Gemeinschaften keine Gefahr fur die aufnehmende Kultur sind, sondern - im Gegenteil - als Bereicherung begriffen werden konnen.