Bilingualism: A Social Approach (Palgrave Advances) by Monica Heller

By Monica Heller

The participants to this quantity offer a severe exam of the proposal of bilingualism because it has built in linguistics and of its use in discourses of social rules in country and civil society within the 20th and twenty-first centuries. They try to circulate the sector clear of a "common sense," yet in truth hugely ideologized, view of bilingualism because the co-existence of 2 linguistic platforms, and to improve a serious point of view which ways "bilingualism" as a wide selection of units of sociolinguistic practices hooked up to the development of social distinction and of social inequality below particular old conditions.

MONICA HELLER is Professor on the Ontario Institute for reports in schooling, college of Toronto, Canada. Her significant courses within the box of bilingualism contain Codeswitching: Anthropological and Sociolinguistic views; Linguistic Minorities and Modernity: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography; Voices of Authority: schooling and Linguistic distinction (edited with Marilyn Martin-Jones) and such a lot lately Discours et identitiés. l. a. francité canadienne entre modernité et mondialisation (edited with Normand Labrie).

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