Beyond Bilingualism: Multilingualism and Multilingual by Jasone Cenoz, Fred Genesee

By Jasone Cenoz, Fred Genesee

Offers theoretical, empirical, and functional bases for imposing multilingual schooling programmes to arrange scholars for a multilingual international. The publication addresses matters proper to multilingual acquisition, the combination of content material guideline in multilingual programmes, instructor schooling, and the position of tradition in multilingual colleges. It additionally offers case reviews of multilingual faculties in numerous elements of the area.

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Thus, multilingual speakers will have more specific distributions of functions and uses for each of their < previous page page_18 next page > < previous page page_19 next page > Page 19 languages and, therefore, they should not be measured against the yardstick of a monolingual speaker who uses the same language in all contexts. From a psycholinguistic perspective, this view also implies that multilinguals possess a configuration of linguistic competencies that is distinct from that of bilinguals and monolinguals.

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