The seventh edition of this bestselling textbook has been extensively revised and updated to provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in an everchanging world. Written in a compact and clear style, the book covers all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and societal levels.
Colin Baker is Emeritus Professor at Bangor University, UK. He is the author of over 140 research publications, a best-selling book for parents of bilingual children and an encyclopedia, all on the subject of bilingualism, as well as the six previous editions of this textbook. He is the former co-editor of the Bilingual Education and Bilingualism book series for Multilingual Matters and was editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education for 15 years. Wayne E. Wright is an Associate Dean, Professor, and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language at Purdue University, USA. He has over 100 research publications, and is the author of a bestselling book on teaching English language learners. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education and co-editor of the Bilingual Education and Bilingualism book series for Multilingual Matters.