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The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism, 2nd Edition

Tej K. Bhatia (Editor), William C. Ritchie (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3490-6
964 pages
December 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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**Honored as a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title**

Comprising state-of-the-art research, this substantially expanded and revised Handbook discusses the latest global and interdisciplinary issues across bilingualism and multilingualism.
  • Includes the addition of ten new authors to the contributor team, and coverage of seven new topics ranging from global media to heritage language learning
  • Provides extensively revised coverage of bilingual and multilingual communities, polyglot aphasia, creolization, indigenization, linguistic ecology and endangered languages, multilingualism, and forensic linguistics
  • Brings together a global team of internationally-renowned researchers from different disciplines
  • Covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling
  • Assesses the latest issues in worldwide linguistics, including the phenomena and the conceptualization of 'hyperglobalization', and emphasizes geographical centers of global conflict and commerce
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Acknowledgments xi

Contributors xii

Introduction xxi
Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie

Part I Overview and Foundations 1

Introduction 3
Tej K. Bhatia

1 Bilingualism and Multilingualism: Some Central Concepts 5
John Edwards

2 Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Bilingualism and Multilingualism Research 26
Li Wei

Part II Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism and Multilingualism 53

Introduction 55
William C. Ritchie

The Neurology of Bilingualism and Multilingualism 59

3 Bilingual Aphasia: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations 61
Elizabeth Ijalba, Loraine K. Obler, and Shyamala Chengappa

Approaches to Bilingualism, Multilingualism, and Second-Language Acquisition 85

4 The Bilingual Child 87
Ludovica Serratrice

5 Bilingualism/Multilingualism and Second-Language Acquisition 109
Yuko Goto Butler

6 Multilingualism: New Perspectives on Syntactic Development 137
Éva Berkes and Suzanne Flynn

7 Bilingualism and the Heritage Language Speaker 168
Silvina Montrul

Bilingual and Multilingual Language Use: Knowledge, Comprehension, and Production 191

8 Two Linguistic Systems in Contact: Grammar, Phonology, and Lexicon 193
Pieter Muysken

9 The Comprehension of Words and Sentences in Two Languages 216
Judith F. Kroll and Paola E. Dussias

10 An Appraisal of the Bilingual Language Production System: Quantitatively or Qualitatively Different from Monolinguals? 244
Elin Runnqvist, Ian FitzPatrick, Kristof Strijkers, and Albert Costa

Bilingualism and Multilingualism: Memory, Cognition, and Emotion 267

11 Bilingual Memory 269
Roberto R. Heredia and Jeffrey M. Brown

12 Bilingualism and Emotion: Implications for Mental Health 292
Ines Martinovic and Jeanette Altarriba

The Bilingual’s and Multilingual’s Repertoire: Code-Mixing, Code-Switching, and Communication Accommodation 321

13 Code-Switching and Grammatical Theory 323
Jeff MacSwan

14 Sign Language–Spoken Language Bilingualism and the Derivation of Bimodally Mixed Sentences 351
Gerald P. Berent

15 Social and Psychological Factors in Language Mixing 375
William C. Ritchie and Tej K. Bhatia

16 Accommodating Multilinguality 391
Itesh Sachdev, Howard Giles, and Anne Pauwels

17 Bilingualism and Gesture 417
Marianne Gullberg

Part III Societal Bilingualism/Multilingualism and its Effects 439

Introduction 441
Tej K. Bhatia

Language Contact, Maintenance, and Endangerment 443

18 The Bilingual and Multilingual Community 445
Suzanne Romaine

19 Language Maintenance, Language Shift, and Reversing Language Shift 466
Joshua A. Fishman

20 Linguistic Imperialism and Endangered Languages 495
Robert Phillipson and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

21 Multilingualism, Indigenization, and Creolization 517
Jeff Siegel

22 Multilingualism and Family Welfare 542
Xiao-Lei Wang

Bilingualism and Multilingualism: The Media, Education, Literacy, and the Law 563

23 Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the Global Media and Advertising 565
Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie

24 Bilingual Education 598
Wayne E. Wright

25 The Impact of Bilingualism on Language and Literacy Development 624
Ellen Bialystok

26 Bilingualism and Writing Systems 649
Benedetta Bassetti

27 Multilingualism and Forensic Linguistics 671
Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie

Part IV Global Perspectives and Challenges: Case Studies 701

Introduction 703
William C. Ritchie

28 Bilingualism and Multilingualism in North America 707
William F. Mackey

29 Bilingualism in Latin America 725
Anna María Escobar

30 Bilingualism in Europe 745
Andrée Tabouret-Keller

31 Turkish as an Immigrant Language in Europe 770
Ad Backus

32 Multilingualism in Southern Africa 791
Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu

33 Multilingualism in Greater China and the Chinese Language Diaspora 813
Sherman Lee and David C. S. Li

34 Bilingualism and Multilingualism in South Asia 843
Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie

35 Multilingualism and Language Renewal in Ex-Soviet Central Asia 871
Birgit N. Schlyter

36 Bilingualism/Multilingualism in the Middle East and North Africa: A Focus on Cross-National and Diglossic Bilingualism/Multilingualism 899
Judith Rosenhouse

Index 920

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Tej K. Bhatia is Professor of Linguistics and Director of South Asian Languages at Syracuse University. He is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation Award for excellence in research. He has published a number of books, articles and book chapters in the areas of bilingualism, multiculturalism, media discourse, socio- and psycho-linguistics, and the structure and typology of English and South Asian languages. Publications include Colloquial Urdu: The Complete Course for Beginners (2000), Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition (2007), Advertising and Marketing in Rural India, 2nd Edition (2007), and The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (co-edited with William C. Ritchie, 2009).

William C. Ritchie is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Syracuse University, where he teaches courses in general linguistics and second-language acquisition. His publications include an edited volume entitled Second Language Acquisition Research: Issues and Implications (1978). He has co-edited four handbooks with Tej K. Bhatia, including Handbook of Child Language Acquisition (1999).

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The most profound and authoritative reference source in the field. Nowhere else can one find to the same degree such a comprehensive and thought provoking presentation of all the major concepts and approaches pertaining to the field. . . The volume is an absolute must-read for any student and researcher in the field of bi-/multilingualism and the adjacent spheres of language contact, language and globalization, second language acquisition, cross-cultural communication, world Englishes, and others.”  (World Englishes, 10 February 2014)

"A multitude of approaches that complement one another by offering the reader new perspectives on a field that is multidisciplinary in nature."  (The Linguist List, 7 February 2014)

“All in all, this is an excellent volume that can be used as an introduction to a larger portion of the field of language contact than one might find in a single volume elsewhere, and which may be used as a main text for upper-level undergraduate courses as well as for graduate courses on language contact.”  (Journal of Sociolinguistics, 6 September 2013)  

“Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.”  (Choice, 1 August 2013)

“This impressive, greatly expanded and authoritative collection of established and emerging research topics in bi- and multilingualism challenges a monolingualist mindset that has dominated thinking about language, mind, and nation-state.” - Jyotsna Vaid, Texas A&M University 

“This new handbook not only updates its first edition but supplements it significantly. It provides an important and timely complement to that earlier volume, extending its focus beyond bilingualism to ‘plurilingualism’, and expanding contributions by eminent scholars in the field.  With its wide ranging but focused approaches to this complex field, it provides an essential resource for any researcher, teacher or student who wishes to understand this area.” - Barbara Lust, Cornell University

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