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Editors: Carroll E. Wilson
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This book focuses on the cultural influences of bilingualism, as well as global perspectives, and the advantages and disadvantages of being bilingual. Chapter One discusses the Letter of Aristeas. Chapter Two discusses various aspects bridging the issues of culture implementation during a planned school course of English as a global language (EGL). Chapter Three discusses the future direction of studies related to the application of the testing effect and retrieval practice in foreign language learning. Chapter Four reports findings from a study that examined whether there would be significant differences on oral narrative retelling among kindergarten, first, and second grade Spanish-English bilingual children in U.S. schools. Chapter Five highlights some of the issues related to the concept and practice of ¡®translanguaging¡¯ as proposed by Baker (2011) and Garc¨ªa (2012) within the broader context of language contact. Chapter Six records the bilingual immigrant students¡¯ views on their L1 development and use and their attitudes towards home language and culture; and the majority students¡¯ views on the linguistic and cultural identities of their immigrant classmates. Chapter Seven ivestigates the association between levels of language proficiency and levels of bilingualism and performance on verbal and visual-spatial working memory tasks in young monolinguals and bilinguals 9-year old children in South Africa. Chapter Eight analyzes the grammar knowledge and use of second-generation Spanish/English bilinguals in South Florida. The final chapter reviews recent studies on extensive reading focusing on EFL settings such as Japan and China. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp.vii

Chapter 1
Alexandria and the Law of Moses
(Giuseppe Solaro, Universit¨¤ degli Studi di Foggia - Italy) pp.1-36

Chapter 2
The Issues of Culture in Planned School-Centered Global English Implementation
(Krzysztof Polok, University of Zilina, Slovakia) pp.37-58

Chapter 3
A Smart Method for Becoming Bilingual in a Foreign Language Learning Context: Recent Developments in use of the Testing Effect in Foreign Language Learning
(Satoru Yokoyama and Katsuhiro Chiba, Chiba Institute of Science, Choshi, Japan, and others) pp.59-72

Chapter 4
Oral Narrative Performance among Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Heritage Spanish-English Bilingual Children
(Audrey Lucero, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA) pp.73-100

Chapter 5
Beyond Language Borders to Translanguaging within and Outside the Educational Context
(Roula Tsokalidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) pp.101-118

Chapter 6
Bilingual Immigrant Students' Linguistic and Cultural Identity Construction: Perspectives from Minority and Majority Students in the Greek Educational Context
(Eleni Griva, Anastasia G. Stamou and Spyros Bouras, University of Western Macedonia, Greece) pp.119-140

Chapter 7
The Effects of Bilingualism on Working Memory in Monolingual and Bilingual Children in South Africa
(Diana Soares De Sousa, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) pp.141-178

Chapter 8
Grammatical Knowledge in Second-Generation Spanish/English Bilinguals
(Alfredo Ardila, Yahaira Concepci¨®n, Heidi D¨ªaz, Juana Guti¨¦rrez, and Adriana Montoya, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA) pp.179-196

Chapter 9
How does Extensive Reading affect L2 Proficiency?: A Review of Recent Studies on Extensive Reading effects on Reading and Listening Ability in EFL Settings
(Katsuhiro Chiba and Satoru Yokoyama, Bunkyo University, Japan, and others) pp.197-204

Index pp.205

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2016 - 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 6x9 - (NBC-R)
   ISBN: 978-1-63485-227-2
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