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By (author) Suzanne Romaine
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Bilingualism by Suzanne Romaine
Book DescriptionSince it was first published in 1989, Suzanne Romainea s book has been recognized as the most authoritative introduction to the sociolinguistics of bilingualism. The new edition has been completely revised to incorporate recent work in this fast developing field. Throughout the book, bilingualism is seen as both a societal and cognitive phenomenon. Professor Romaine explores various aspects of bilingual behavior, such as code switching and language mixing, in terms of neurolinguistic organization in the individual speaker. The author also assesses the positive and negative claims made for the effects of bilingualism on childrena s cognitive, social and academic development, and examines the assumptions behind various language policies and programs for bilingual children. In all this, Professor Romaine draws on her own research with Punjabi /Engllish bilinguals in Britain, and Tok Pisin/ English bilingual children in Papua New Guinea.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631195399
(229mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Suzanne Romaine
Socio-Historical Linguistics, Paperback (June 2009)
In this volume Dr Romaine lays the foundation for a field of research encompassing both historical linguistics and sociolinguistics.
Language in Australia, Paperback (June 2004)
Linguists and non-linguists will find in this volume a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia.
Vanishing Voices, Paperback (May 2002)
Half of all known languages have disappeared in the last 500 years and 90 per cent of all languages are in danger of becoming extinct in the next 100. The authors argue that the loss of linguistic and biological diversity is part of a much larger problem - the collapse of our worldwide ecosystem.
Language in Society, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Suzanne Romaine
Suzanne Romaine provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics and emphasizes the constant interaction between society and language, discussing both traditional and recent issues including: language and social class, language and gender, language and education, and pidgins and creoles.
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Author Biography - Suzanne Romaine
Suzanne Romaine is Merton Professor of English Language at the University of Oxford.
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