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International Perspectives on Bilingualism

Editor(s): Lydia Sciriha
Contributors: Kularathne Arachchige, Mariyana Todorova, Lydia Sciriha, Marina Morbiducci, Marie Perera, Markandu Karunanthy,

Book Description

The seventeen chapters brought together in this volume represent a selection of papers presented at the International Conference on Bilingualism held in March 2015 at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus. The multifaceted nature of the conference is evident in the diverse viewpoints from a range of authors who analyse aspects of the linguistic situations in Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Macau, Malta, Poland, Romania, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. The volume comprises chapters on Code-Switching, Linguistic Landscape, Bilingualism, Culture and Identity, Language Policy, Bilingual Education, and Trilingualism.

This book is a valuable resource not only for students and scholars, but also for language teachers interested in the variegated nature of bilingualism in various countries in Europe, Asia, and South America.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9012-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9012-X
Date of Publication: 01/06/2016
Pages / Size: 315 / A5
Price: £52.99


Lydia Sciriha holds a BA in Languages from the University of Malta, and received her MA and PhD degrees in Linguistics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. She is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Malta, and was formerly Director of its Language Laboratory Complex (1987–1993) and editor of Humanitas, Journal of the Faculty of Arts (1998–2003). She has served as Visiting Professor in a number of universities in Europe and as Professorial Fellow at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship, the British Council Scholarship, the Marquis Scicluna Senior Fellowship, and the Commonwealth Academic Fellowship.