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By François Grosjean

even supposing greater than part the world's inhabitants is bilingual, the examine of bilinguals has lagged in the back of that of monolinguals. With this e-book, which pulls on twenty-five years of the author's examine, François Grosjean contributes considerably to redressing the stability. the quantity covers 4 components of analysis: the definition and characterization of the bilingual individual, the notion and creation of spoken language by means of bilinguals, the sign-oral bilingualism of the Deaf, and methodological and conceptual matters in learn on bilingualism. whereas the writer takes a mostly psycholinguistic technique, his acute linguistic and sociolinguistic knowledge is clear all through and particularly so in his reflections on what it skill to be bilingual and bicultural. The publication additionally defends elevated co-operation between researchers in connecting fields similar to the language sciences and the neurosciences.

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