Foundations of Bilingual Education And Bilingualism (英語) ペーパーバック – 2006/2/28
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The fourth edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written as an introductory text from a cross-disciplinary perspective, 19 chapters cover individual and societal issues in minority and majority languages.
"Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism" by Colin Baker, has become a classic in the field and has been updated and released in a fourth edition. The text offers a wealth of information for graduate students and researchers wishing to be kept up-to-date with current topics and controversies in the field. This text continues to be an excellent source for introducing students to the field of bilingualism and bilingual education. This text remains among the best in presenting a wealth of key information in a very accessible format. This text will continue to be the standard-bearer on the topics of bilingualism and bilingual education. -- Michael D. Pasquale, Cornerstone University * Linguist List 17.2533 * This fourth edition combines a vast updated overview of recent developments in the field of bilingualism, which are solidly anchored in the basic concepts necessary for an understanding of major issues. Integrating and balancing many perspectives from varied disciplines the book is clear, highly readable, provocative but not polemical. No better comprehensive introduction to the ever-expanding research on bilingualism exists. -- Professor Hugo Baetens Beardsmore, Universite Libre de Bruxelles I remain awed by Baker's ability to represent all positions and include all viewpoints, while remaining simple and straightforward. It is its scholarly exhaustiveness and complexity, coupled with a simplicity of style, that makes this text invaluable for students and scholars alike. -- Ofelia Garcia, Teachers College, Colombia University商品の説明をすべて表示する
The author includes research from around the world although it's a bit outdated by now.
She does tend to repeat herself more than necessary but it is a textbook.