The Handbook of Bilingualism

The Handbook of Bilingualism

Editor(s): Tej K. Bhatia, William C. Ritchie

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631227342

Online ISBN: 9780470756997

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756997

About this Book

The Handbook of Bilingualism provides state-of-the-art treatments of the central issues that arise in consideration of the phenomena of bilingualism ranging from the representation of the two languages in the bilingual individual's brain to the various forms of bilingual education, including the status of bilingualism in each area of the world.


  • Provides state-of-the-art coverage of a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling.
  • Includes latest assessment of the global linguistic situation with particular emphasis on those geographical areas which are centers of global conflict and commerce.
  • Explores new topics such as global media and mobile and electronic language learning.
  • Includes contributions by internationally renowned researchers from different disciplines, genders, and ethnicities.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Overview and Foundations

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  2. Part II: Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism

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  3. Part II: Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism - Neurology

    1. Chapter 3

      Bilingual Aphasia (pages 70–89)

      Elizabeth Ijalba, Loraine K. Obler and Shyamala Chengappa

  4. Part II: Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism - Approaches to Bilingualism and Language Acquisition

  5. Part II: Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism - Bilingual Language Use: Knowledge, Comprehension, and Production

  6. Part II: Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism - Bilingualism: Memory, Cognition, and Emotion

  7. Part II: Neurological and Psychological Aspects of Bilingualism - The Bilingual's Repertoire: Code Mixing, Code Switching, and Speech Accommodation

  8. Part III: Societal Bilingualism and its Effects

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  9. Part III: Societal Bilingualism and its Effects - Language Contact, Maintenance, and Endangerment

  10. Part III: Societal Bilingualism and its Effects - Bilingualism: The Media, Education, and Literacy

  11. Part IV: Global Perspectives and Challenges: Case Studies

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