Publisher description for Bilinguality and bilingualism / Josiane F. Hamers, Michel H.A. Blanc.


Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog


Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter The book explores how bilingualism develops in childhood or later; on bilingualism's social, neurological, and psychological foundations; and on bilingualism's social and cultural consequences. It also examines the wider issues of languages in contact, both psycholinguistic and socio-political, and the applications of bilingual research to language teaching, translation and interpreting, and language planning and policy-making. Hamers and Blanc's book--a thoroughly revised and updated version of their textbook originally published in French--provides a comprehensive, critical review of current research, focusing on the need for genuinely explanatory accounts and the development of satisfactory theoretical models.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bilingualism