Literacy Studies

Current Issues in Bilingualism

Cognitive and Socio-linguistic Perspectives

Editors: Leikin, Mark, Schwartz, Mila, Tobin, Yishai (Eds.)

  • Features a multi-dimensional approach toward bilingualism issuer (linguistic/psycholinguistic, socio-linguistic, and neurocognitive approaches)
  • Includes investigation of spoken and written bilingualism
  • Unique focus on biliteracy, tri-literacy and diglossia
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As populations become more mobile, so interest grows in bi- and multilingualism, particularly in the context of education. This volume focuses on the singular situation in Israel, whose complex multiculturalism has Hebrew and Arabic as official languages, English as an academic and political language, and tongues such as Russian and Amharic spoken by immigrants.

 

Presenting research on bi- and trilingualism in Israel from a multitude of perspectives, the book focuses on four aspects of multilingualism and literacy in Israel: Arabic-Hebrew bilingual education and Arabic literacy development; second-language Hebrew literacy among immigrant children; literacy in English as a second/third language; and adult bilingualism. Chapters dissect findings on immigrant youth education, language impairment in bilinguals, and neurocognitive features of bilingual language processing. Reflecting current trends, this volume integrates linguistics, sociology, education, cognitive science, and neuroscience.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Current Issues in Bilingualism: A Complex Approach to a Multidimensional Phenomenon

    Leikin, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Relevance of the Linguistic Coding Difference Hypothesis to English as an Additional Language of Literacy in Israel

    Kahn-Horwitz, Janina (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Literacy Reflexes of Arabic Diglossia

    Saiegh-Haddad, Elinor

    Pages 43-55

  • Multilingualism Among Israeli Arabs, and the Neuropsychology of Reading in Different Languages

    Eviatar, Zohar (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

  • Cognitive, Language, and Literacy Development in Socio-culturally Vulnerable School Children – The Case of Ethiopian Israeli Children

    Shany, Michal (et al.)

    Pages 77-117

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9928-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Issues in Bilingualism
Book Subtitle
Cognitive and Socio-linguistic Perspectives
Editors
  • Mark Leikin
  • Mila Schwartz
  • Yishai Tobin
Series Title
Literacy Studies
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2327-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2327-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2326-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9928-8
Series ISSN
2214-000X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 266
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