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Multilingualism [[electronic resource] /] / Larissa Aronin, David Singleton

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Autore: Aronin Larissa Visualizza persona
Titolo: Multilingualism [[electronic resource] /] / Larissa Aronin, David Singleton Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Amsterdam ; ; Philadelphia, : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (240 p.)
Disciplina: 404/.2
Soggetto topico: Multilingualism
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Altri autori: SingletonD. M (David Michael)  
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Multilingualism; Editorial page; Title page; LCC Data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Introduction; What this book is about; What is multilingualism? Terminology and definitions; The structure of the book; Chapter 2. Multilingualism: Some preliminary considerations; Human language, communication in other species and multilingualism; Language as a unique human possession; Use of the vocal-auditory channel; Arbitrariness; Semanticity; Cultural transmission; Duality (or double articulation); Displacement; Structure dependence
Creativity (or open-endedness or productivity)Language as a tool and language as ability; Societal awareness of language and languages; Chapter 3. Multilingualism as a new linguistic dispensation; The globalization phenomenon; Globalization and language use; Time, space and technology; Mobility and flux, borders and exclusions; Recognition of the ubiquity of contemporary multilingualism; The new linguistic dispensation; Scale and significance; Two trends; The properties and developmental directions of the new linguistic dispensation; Suffusiveness; Complexity; Liminality
Developments characterizing the new linguistic dispensationShifts in norms; New focal issues; Expansion of affordances; Ambience of awareness; Malleability; Concluding summary; Chapter 4. The Dominant Language Constellation (DLC); What is a Dominant Language Constellation?; Language repertoire versus DLC; How many languages constitute a DLC?; The characteristic features of a DLC; Theoretical and practical dimensions of deploying the construct of DLC; Possible DLC-based research directions; Co-terms; Concluding summary; Chapter 5. Multilinguality and personal development; Introductory
Individual multilingualism and societal factorsTerminology and concepts referring to individual aspects of multilingualism; Multilinguality; Characteristics of users of a multiplicity of languages; Models of multilingualism; Activation/inhibition; Language mode; Factors involved in multilingual acquisition; The dynamic model of multilingualism; An ecological perspective; Third language acquisition and tertiary didactics; Individual differences in multilinguals; Factors leading to individual differences; Complexity and diversity with reference to multilingual individuals
Dominant Language Constellations, individual repertoires and personal life trajectories: Emerging teConcluding summary; Chapter 6. Language development in multilingual conditions; Language development under bilingual and multilingual conditions; The contexts of multilingual language development; Simultaneous and sequential multilingual development and outcomes; The process of multilingual acquisition; Separation or integration?; The advantages/disadvantages of multilinguality; Concluding summary
Chapter 7. Classifications of multilinguals, multilingual contexts and languages in multilingual env
Sommario/riassunto: This book is an authoritative account of multilingualism in the present era, a phenomenon affecting a vast number of communities, thousands of languages and millions of language users. The book's focus is specifically on the knowledge and use of multiple languages, but its treatment of the topic is very wide-ranging. It deals with both bilingualism and polyglottism, at the level of the individual speaker as well as at the societal level. The volume addresses not only linguistic facets of multilingualism but also multilingualism's cultural, sociological, educational, and psychological dimension
Titolo autorizzato: Multilingualism  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-283-46932-4
Formato: Materiale a stampa
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Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910458159703321
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Serie: Impact, studies in language and society ; ; 30.