This book provides a contemporary approach to the study of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from leading experts in the field, this book brings together - in a single volume - a selection of the exciting work conducted as part of the programme of the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice at Bangor University, Wales. Each chapter has as its main focus an exploration of the relationship between the two languages of a bilingual. Section by section, the authors draw on current findings and methodologies to explore the ways in which their research can address this question from a number of different perspectives.
Enlli Mon Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Ineke Mennen a Professor of Bilingualism and Linguistics at Bangor University. They are both board members of the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice and have published widely in their respective areas, namely bilingual language development and use (Thomas) and bilingual speech (Mennen).
Contributors Foreword Introduction: Advances in the Study of Bilingualism - Enlli Mon Thomas and Ineke Mennen Part 1: Bilingual Speech 1 Speech Learning in Bilinguals: Consonant Cluster Acquisition - Robert Mayr, Danna Jones and Ineke Mennen 2 Maturational Constraints in Bilingual Speech - Esther de Leeuw Part 2: Bilingual Language Development 3 Cross-linguistic Influence and Patterns of Acquisition - Enlli Mon Thomas, Katja F. Cantone, Susanne Davies and Anna Shadrova 4 Bilingual Construction of Two Systems - Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole, Rocio Perez-Tattam, Hans Stadthagen-Gonzalez and Enlli Mon Thomas Part 3: Bilingual Language Use 5 Building Bilingual Corpora - Margaret Deuchar, Peredur Davies, Jon Russell Herring, M. Carmen Parafita Couto and Diana Carter 6 Factors Influencing Code-Switching - M. Carmen Parafita Couto, Peredur Davies, Diana Carter and Margaret Deuchar Part 4: Bilingual Education 7 Language Arrangements within Bilingual Education - Bryn Jones and W. Gwyn Lewis 8 Bilingualism in Higher Education - W. Gwyn Lewis and Hunydd Andrews Part 5: The Bilingual Brain 9 Language Selection During Speech Production in Bilingual Speakers - Noriko Hoshino and Guillaume Thierry 10 Juggling Two Grammars - Eirini Sanoudaki and Guillaume Thierry References
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