book notice: Bilingualism and Education: Rodr íguez- Yáñez, Lorenzo Suárez, Ramallo (Eds)

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Bilingualism and Education: Rodríguez-Yáñez, Lorenzo Suárez, Ramallo (Eds)

Title: Bilingualism and Education
Subtitle: From the Family to the School
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Acquisition 12
Published: 2009
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Editor: Xoán Paulo Rodríguez-Yáñez
Editor: Anxo M. Lorenzo Suárez
Editor: Fernando Ramallo
Paperback: ISBN: 3895867357 Pages: 580 Price: Europe EURO 97.80

This volume (whose title reflects the central theme of the Second
University of Vigo International Symposium on Bilingualism, held in Vigo,
Spain, in October 2002) deals with the relations between bilingualism and
education through three major approaches, preceded by way of introduction
by five texts of well-known authors in this field of study (Part One). The
first of these perspectives (Part two: Bilingual socialization in the
family) undertakes the processes of constitution of the bilingual child,
through the child linguistic socialization within the family. This is an
approach that in few occasions has been related with the necessary depth,
as we aspire to do in this book, to bilingualism in the formal educative
and school domains. The second of these perspectives (Part Three:
Plurilingualism in education) takes on the specific problems of
bilingualism in the international institutional educative domain, with
proposals of innovative models on multilingual/plurilingual education,
reconsiderations on the role of plurilingual education in the maintenance
of languages, as well as on the scope that these initiatives can have in
their social environment. Finally, the third perspective (Part Four:
Bilingualism and education in contemporary Spain) discusses the status of
the languages in the educative systems of different Spanish communities.

As a summary, the bilingual socialization processes in the family and at
school are an inseparable whole, and this is the general intention that
motivates the authors in presenting this volume.

For the table of contents and list of contributions, please see

2009/2nd printing.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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