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Multilingualism and Bilingualism

Research in the area of bilingualism and multilingualism invariably produces fascinating insights. In the Europe of yesteryears, the paradigm of one nation one language was dominant and fashionable as a nation-building ideology that multilingualism was considered a curse, a demon that had to be exorcised. Today, the avalanche of empirical evidence of research findings has established multilingualism and pluralism as an ideal for national development. The nine chapters of this book provide further elucidations of the issue of benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism and also provide original research findings on developments in the areas of psychological dimensions of bilingualism and bilingualism in information retrieval systems. The book by its illuminating description and insightful analysis of issues of bilingualism will be of significant interest to scholars, researchers, and all concerned with bilingualism and multilingualism from whatever perspective.

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Multilingualism and BilingualismEdited by Sammy Beban Chumbow

Published: May 30th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68609

ISBN: 978-1-78923-227-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-226-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-332-1

Copyright year: 2018

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1 Web of Science Citations

1 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Relevance of Bilingualism and Multilingualism in a Multilingual World

By Beban Sammy Chumbow


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2. Advantages of Bilingualism and Multilingualism: Multidimensional Research Findings

By Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka


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3. Aspects and Dimensions of Bilingualism and Multilingualism in Europe

By Irina-Ana Drobot


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4. Achievements of a Bilingual Policy: The Colombian Journey

By Julio C. Alonso Cifuentes, Diana M. Díaz Mejía and Daniela Estrada Nates


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5. A Psycholinguistic Perspective on Development of Phonetic Category Formation in Bilingual Children

By Sue Ann S. Lee


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6. Bilingualism and Self-Perception: Self-Efficacy through the Veil of Two Languages

By Maura A. E. Pilotti and Khadija El Alaoui


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7. Cross - Language Information Retrieval Using Two Methods: LSI via SDD and LSI via SVD

By Daniel Enrique Tamara Lopez, Estefania Julieth Guevara Blanquicett and Carlos Daniel Acosta Medina


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8. Cross-Lingual and Cross-Chronological Information Access to Multilingual Historical Documents

By Biligsaikhan Batjargal


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9. Innovative Multilingual CAPTCHA Based on Handwritten Characteristics

By Maha Hamad Aldosari


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