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Life with two languages : an introduction to bilingualism / François Grosjean.


Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982.
ISBN 9780674530911, 0674530918, 0674530926, 9780674530928

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Subjects Bilingualism.
Bilinguisme.
Bilingüismo.
Linguistica aplicada.
Tweetaligheid.
Zweisprachigkeit.
Description ix, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-360) and index.
Summary Many people consider bilinguals to be exceptional, yet almost half the worldʹs population speaks more than one language. Bilingualism is found in every country of the world, in every class of society, in all age groups. Life with Two Languages is the first book to provide a complete and authoritative look at the nature of the bilingual experience. François Grosjean, himself a bilingual, covers the topic from each of its many angles in order to provide a balanced introduction to this fascinating phenomenon. Grosjean discusses the political and social situations that arise when languages come into contact and the policies nations have established toward their linguistic minorities in the domains of education and governance. Of particular interest is his detailed account of the psychological and social factors that lead a bilingual to choose one of her languages when speaking to another bilingual or to use both languages in the fascinating phenomenon of code-switching. The author explains how children become bilingual as quickly as they become monolingual, describes the organization of languages in the bilingual brain, and examines the legacy of bilingualism on language, as exemplified in word borrowings. -- Publisher description.
Contents Bilingualism in the world -- Bilingualism in the United States -- Bilingualism in society -- The bilingual child -- The bilingual person -- Bilingual speech and language.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8133528
(OCoLC)ocm08133528
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WorldCat Identities Grosjean, François.
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