[lg policy] Book: Current Issues in Bilingualism: Cognitive and Socio-linguistic Perspectives
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Title: Current Issues in Bilingualism: Cognitive and Socio-linguistic
Editors: Mark Leikin, Mila Schwartz and Yishai Tobin
Hardback Price: $139.00
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About the book:
As populations become more mobile, so interest grows in bi- and
multilingualism, particularly in the context of education. This volume
focuses on the singular situation in Israel, whose complex
multiculturalism has Hebrew and Arabic as official languages, English
as an academic and political language, and tongues such as Russian and
Amharic spoken by immigrants.
Presenting research on bi- and trilingualism in Israel from a
multitude of perspectives, the book focuses on four aspects of
multilingualism and literacy in Israel: Arabic-Hebrew bilingual
education and Arabic literacy development; second-language Hebrew
literacy among immigrant children; literacy in English as a
second/third language; and adult bilingualism. Chapters dissect
findings on immigrant youth education, language impairment in
bilinguals, and neurocognitive features of bilingual language
processing. Reflecting current trends, this volume integrates
linguistics, sociology, education, cognitive science, and
Table of contents:
Introduction by Mark Leikin, Mila Schwartz, and Yishai Tobin .- Part
I. Language and Literacy in Multilingual Society. Chapter 1. Relevance
of the Linguistic Coding Difference Hypothesis to English as an
Additional Language of Literacy in Israel by Janina Kahn-Horwitz,
Richard L. Sparks, and Zahava Goldstein . Chapter 2. Literacy
Reflexes of Arabic Diglossia by Elinor Haddad . Chapter 3.
Multilingualism Among Israeli Arabs, and the Neuropsychology of
Reading in Different Languages by Zohar Eviatar and Raphiq Ibrahim .-
Part II. Academic Achievement of Children Coming from Immigrant
Families. Chapter 4. Cognitive, Language, and Literacy Development in
Socio-Culturally Vulnerable School Children: The Case of Ethiopian
Israeli Children by Esther Geva and Michal Shany . Chapter 5. Second
Generation Immigrants: A Socio-linguistic Approach of Linguistic
Development Within Framework of Family Language Policy by Mila
Schwartz . Chapter 6. Understanding Language Achievement of Immigrants
in Schools: The Role of Multiple Academic Languages by Tamar Levin and
Elana Shohamy .- Part III. Multilingual Acquisition and Processing.
Chapter 7. Adjective Inflection in Hebrew: A Psycholinguistic Study in
Speakers of Russian, English and Arabic Compared with Native Hebrew
Speakers by Iris Alfi-Shabtay and Dorit Ravid . Chapter 8. Verb
Inflections Indicators of Bilingual SLI: Qualitative vs. Quantitative
Measurements by Sharon Armon-Lotem, Galit Adam, Anat Blass, Jonathan
Fine, Efrat Harel, Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, and Joel Walters. Chapter 9.
Procedural and Declarative Memory in the Acquisition of Morphological
Knowledge: A Model for Second Language Acquisition in Adults by Sara
Ferman and Avi Karni . Chapter 10. Reading L1 and L2: Behavioral and
Electrophysiological Evidence: A Comparison between Regular and
Dyslexic Readers by Zvia Breznitz and Liat Fabian . Chapter 11.
Identification of Grammatical Functions in Two Languages by Mark
Leikin and Elina Ritvas
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