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Much research has been conducted on language development, linguistics and neurology that is applicable to multilingualism. Here we have listed a small but relevant selection of literature on these subjects.

Andersson, T. (l981). A Guide to Family Reading in Two Languages : The Preschool Years. Los Angeles: California State University.

Appel, R. and Muksken, P. (l987). Language Contact And Bilingualism. London: Edward Arnold.

Arnberg, L. (l987). Raising Children Bilingually: The Pre-school Years. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Asher, J. “Learning Another Language Through Actions: The Complete Teacher’s Guidebook”. Los Gatos, CA.; Sky Oak Publications, 1977.

Baetens Beardsmore, H. (ed.) “European Models of Bilingual Education”. Clevedon; Multilingual Matters, 1993.

Baker, C. “Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism”. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1993.

Beard, R. (Ed.), (1993). Teaching Literacy Balancing Perspectives. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Bialystok, E. (ed.) “Language Processing in Bilingual Children”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Britton, J. (l993). Language and Learning. Second Edition. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Bruner, J. (1994). From Communicating to Talking. In B. Stierer and J. Maybin. (Eds.), Language, Literacy and Learning in Educational Practice. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Bryam, M. and M. Fleming (eds). “Language Learning in Intercultural Perspective”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee (eds). “Beyond Bilingualism: Multilingualism and Multilingual Education”. England; Multilingual Matters, 1998.

Chall, J. (l983). Learning to Read: The Great Debate. Updated edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Chaudron, C. “Second Language Classroom Research”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Chomsky, N. A Review of Skinners “Verbal Behavior”. Language. 1959

Coady, J. and T. Huckin (eds). “Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition”.Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Crystal, D. (l986). Child language, learning and linguistics. London: Edward Arnold.

Cummins, J. (1991). Interdependence of first and second language proficiency in bilingual children. In E. Bialystok (Ed.), Language Processing in Bilingual Children (pp.70-89). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Doughty, C. and J. Williams (eds). “Focus on Form in Classroom Second Language Acquisition”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Ellis, R. “The study of second language acquisition”. Oxford; Oxford University Press, 1994.

Gardner, R. “Social Psychology and Second Language Learning: The Role of Attitude and Motivation”. London; Edward Arnold, 1985.

Genesee, F. (ed). “Educating Second Language Children: The Whole Child, the Whole Curriculum, the Whole Community”. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Goodman, K. (1993). Phonics Phacts. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Goodman, Y. and Burke, C. (l980). Reading Strategies: Focus on Comprehension. New York: Richard Owen.

Hamers, J. F. and M.H.A. Blanc. “Bilinguality and Bilingualism”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Harding, E. and Riley, P. (l986). The Bilingual Family. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harris, R.J. “Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals”. New York; Elsevier Science Publishers, 1992.

Heath,S. (1983). Ways With Words. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Heilman, A., Blair, T., and Rupley, W. (1986). Principles and Practices of Teaching Reading. Sixth Edition. Columbus: Merrill.

Hoffmann, C. “An Introduction to Bilingualism”. London; Longman, 1991.

Johnson, J.S. & Newport, E.L. “Critical Periods Effect in Second-language Learning: The Influence of Maturational State on thee Acquisition of English as a Second Language”. Cognitive Psychology. 1989

Kroll, J.F & Stewart, E. “Category Interference in Translation and Picture Naming: Evidence for Asymmetric Connections between Bilingual Memory Representations”. Journal of Memory and Language. 1994

Larsen-Freeman, D. and M. H. Long. “An Introduction to Research on Second Lagnuage Acquisition”. London; Longman, 1991.

Levy, E.S. Goral, M. & Obler, L.K. “Neurolinguistic Perspectives on Mother Tongue: Evidence from Aphasia and Brain Imaging”. Les Cahiers Charles V. 1999.

Maguire, J. (1985). Creative Storytelling: Choosing, Inventing, and Sharing Tales for Children. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Mayor, B. (l994). What Does It Mean To Be Bilingual. In B. Stierer and J. Maybin (Eds.), Language, Literacy and Learning in Educational Practice (pp.74-91). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Meek, M. (l992). On Being Literate. London: The Bodley Head.

Mills, R.W. and Mills, J. (Eds.), (l993). Bilingualism in the Primary School. London: Routledge.

Mitchell, R. “Communicative Language Teaching”. London; Centre for English Language Teaching, 1988.

Oakhill, J. (1993). Developing skilled reading. In R. Beard(Ed.),Teaching Literacy Balancing Perspectives. (pp. 63-73). London: Hodder and Stoughton.

O’Malley, J.M. and A.U. Chamot. “Learning strategies in second language acquisition”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Pearl,E & Lambert, W.E. “The relation of Bilingualism to Intelligence”. Psychological Monographs: General and Applied. 1962

Pfaff, C.W. (ed.) “First and second language acquisition processes”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Reynolds, A.G. “Bilingualism, Mulitculturalism, and Second Language Learning”. Hillsdale, NJ; Lawrence Erlbaum, 1991.

Richards, J. C. “Educating Second Language Children”. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Ritchie, William C. (ed.) “Handbook of second language acquisition”. San Diego; Academic Press, 1996.

Romaine, S. “Bilingualism”. 2nd Ed. Oxford; Blackwell, 1995.

Saunders, G. (l989). Bilingual Children: From Birth to Teens. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Saville, M. and Troike, R. (l971). Handbook of Bilingual Education. Washington: TESOL.

Singleton, D. Language Acquisition: “The Age Factor”. Clevedon; Multilingual Matters, 1989.

Skutnabb-Kangas, T. (l981). Bilingualism or Not. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Smith, F. (l985). Reading. Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stephens, D. (Ed.), (1990). What Matters? A Primer For Teaching Reading. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Stern, H. H. (1983). Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stoel-Gammon, C. “The Phonological Skills of Two-year-olds. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools”. 1987

Trelease, J. (1984). The Read Aloud Handbook. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Vgotsky,L.S. (1994). Extracts from Thought and Language and Mind and Society in B. Stierer and J. Maybin (Eds.), Language, Literacy and Learning in Educational Practice (pp. 45-58). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Wallace, M. “Foreign Language Teachers”. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Weaver, C. (l988). Reading Process And Practice. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Wells, G. (1986). The Meaning Makers: children learning language and using language to learn. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Wells, G. and Chang-Wells G.L., (l992). Constructing Knowledge Together. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Werker, J.F & Tees, R.C. “Cross language Speech Perception: Evidence for Perceptual Reorganization During Their First Year of Life”. Infant Behavior and Development. 1984

Williams, J., and Snipper G.C.. (l990). Literacy and Bilingualism. New York: Longman.

Journals relating to language learning

Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Second Language Research

Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

Applied Linguistics

Issues in Applied Linguistics

International J. of Applied Linguistics

Interlanguage Studies Bulletin

Language Learning

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