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Minority languages and bilingualism

case studies in maintenance and shift

by Robert Clifford Williamson

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Published by Ablex Pub. Corp. in Norwood, N.J .
Written in

  • Language maintenance.,
  • Linguistic minorities.,
  • Bilingualism.,
  • Sociolinguistics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-159) and indexes.

    StatementRobert C. Williamson.
    LC ClassificationsP119.315 .W55 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 169 p. ;
    Number of Pages169
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1867794M
    ISBN 100893917664
    LC Control Number90026034

    Bilingualism and the Latin Language By J. N. Adams Cambridge University Press, Read preview Overview Reshaping the Mind: The Benefits of Bilingualism By Bialystok, Ellen Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 65, No. 4, December Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cummins, Jim, Bilingualism and minority-language children. Toronto: OISE Press, © (OCoLC)

    Cognitive Effects of Bilingualism in Regional Minority Languages. A large number of studies in the last 15 years report positive effects of bilingualism on mental flexibility, specifically in terms of enhancement of the cognitive abilities referred to as “executive functions” (Bialystok, ; Baum and Titone, ; Costa and Sebastian-Galles, for overviews). In her book Bilingualism, Suzanne Romaine () discusses that the most common outcome of the OPOL method is children who can understand both languages but only speak the language of the community where they live. This is particularly true if the language is a minority and only spoken by one parent for example.

    Minority-language speaking students receive half of their instruction in preschool and kindergarten separately as an ethnic group and half with majority language speakers. By 3rd grade, 90% of instruction is in the majority language, and by 5th grade % is in the majority language. Book author, Grosjean, describes bilingualism as. Forging Multilingual Spaces: Integrated Perspectives on Majority and Minority Bilingual Education (Bilingual education and Bilingualism) by Christine Hélot (Editor), Christine Helot (Editor), Anne-Marie Helot (Editor) Paperback, Pages, Published ISBN / ISBN / Need it Fast? 2 day shipping options.

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