May 31, 2005

ISB4 Proceedings

ISB4: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism
edited by James Cohen, Kara T. McAlister, Kellie Rolstad, and Jeff MacSwan

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Cascadilla Press (
xxiv + 2455 pages
publication date: May 2005

ISBN 978-1-57473-210-8 CD-ROM, $85.00
ISBN 978-1-57473-107-1 library binding (5 volumes), $2150.00

The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism was held from April 30 to May 3, 2003, at Arizona State University. The proceedings includes 190 papers from the conference (see the table of contents on the Cascadilla Press web site).

The papers in the ISB4 Proceedings examine bilingualism around the world, discussing the nature and effects of bilingualism in individuals and families, classrooms, communities, and countries. The authors come from a wide range of fields: linguistics, education, psychology, sociology, biology, medicine, and public policy. Topics include linguistic development in bilingual children, codeswitching, language policy and ideology, bilingualism and the brain, language impairments, sociolinguistic studies of bilingual communities and migration, language shift and attrition, second language acquisition among children and adults, bilingualism in school settings, and much more.

The CD-ROM contains the entire proceedings in PDF format, so you can easily browse or search the proceedings and print the papers that you want to read. The proceedings is also available as a 5-volume set in library binding. The papers are identical in both editions.