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Contemporary Studies in Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Contemporary Studies in Bilingualism and Multilingualism

First Edition
Four Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Masayo Yamamoto - School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

October 2020 | 1 600 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

The epoch-making advancement in bilingualism was made in 1962, when Peal and Lambert concluded that bilingual children did much better than monolingual children on both verbal and nonverbal intelligence tests. Much progress has been achieved since then, due to advances in research technology and the increasing number of people speaking a wider variety of languages.  Furthermore, the field itself has expanded, as new frontiers of investigation have been explored, including the bilingualism of languages in different modes, such as spoken/signed bilingualism.  This Major Work builds upon the previous work in the field and extensively covers the recent developments.

Key features
• The Work covers several topics within the field of bilingualism studies, through chapters which demonstrate the developmental stages of academic thought culminating in current research perspectives. 

• It presents several landmark studies within each area (such as neurolinguistics, linguistics and sociolinguistics) or topic (such as bilingual acquisition, code-switching and IQ), illustrating the progress in understanding over time. 

• It aims to raise the reader's awareness of research biases and the need for sound research practices. 

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