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Monolingualism and bilingualism : lessons from Canada and Spain / edited by Sue Wright.

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Publisher: Clevedon [England] : Multilingual Matters, ©1996.

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  • ISBN: 1853593540
  • ISBN: 9780585171722
  • ISBN: 0585171726
General Note: Also issued as v. 2, no. 1 of The current issues in language and society.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Foreword / Julian Edge -- Monolingualism, Bilingualism and Identity: Lessons and Insights from Recent Canadian Experience / John Edwards -- Monolingualism, Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism and National Identity: Twenty Years of Language Planning in Contemporary Spain / Charlotte Hoffmann.
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Summary: "There is an urgent need at the heart of linguistic theorising to take account of bi- and multilingual perspectives. In the field of language planning, issues of bilingualism are often perceived through monolingual filters and resolved by monolingual responses. In this volume issues of monolingualism, multilingualism and identity are addressed directly in detailed studies of Canada and Spain." "John Edwards and Charlotte Hoffmann are both well-known authorities on bilingualism and problems associated with language in multilingual societies. In this book they provide state of the art articles on Spain and Canada. Their insights are useful in a period of evolution in both these countries." "After each of the articles, which were presented in a seminar series, there is a transcript of the debate which followed. The invited audiences are all scholars working on the area or in allied fields."--Jacket.
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Authors: Wright, Sue, 1947- (Added Author).
Citation: Wright, Sue. "Monolingualism and bilingualism : lessons from Canada and Spain." Clevedon England : Multilingual Matters, ©1996.
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