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Spolsky, Bernard

Overview
Works: 145 works in 621 publications in 4 languages and 11,719 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Examinations  Programmed instructional materials 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: P40.8, 371.97
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Most widely held works about Bernard Spolsky
 
Most widely held works by Bernard Spolsky
Computation in linguistics : a case book by Paul L Garvin( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book contains the papers, revised and edited, that were presented at the 1964 Linguistic Institute Research Seminar in Language Data Processing held in conjunction with the Linguistic Institute at Indiana University. With the introduction of the use of computing equipment into linguistics, it has become possible to describe and categorize linguistic problems based on an analysis of the problem-solving process such that the nature of the process required for the solution of the problem may be used in defining the problem. The papers in this book exemplify various degrees of computer participation in several fields of linguistics. The papers are grouped basically in terms of the two fundamental capabilities of the computer, its data-processing capability and its logical capability. Within the data-processing category, papers discuss the manipulation of descriptive data, historical data, and dialect data. Logical design and systems problems are discussed with respect to formalisms; comparative problems; descriptive problems concerning phonology, morphology, and syntax; and applications to machine translation, content processing, and programmed instruction. (Author)
Conditions for second language learning : introduction to a general theory by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general theory of second language learning - Knowing a language - Knowing how to use a language - Structures and functions - Measuring knowledge of a second language - The psycholinguistic basis - Ability and personality - The linguistic basic - The social context - Attitudes and motivation - Opportunities for second language learning - Formal instruction - Testing the model - The form of a general theory
The language education of minority children; selected readings by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers deal with bilingualism and bilingual education; non Aboriginal material
Sociolinguistics by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief but comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics, the study of ways in which groups of people use language. It makes links with related disciplines such as history, politics and gender studies
Language policy by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language policy is an issue of critical importance in the world today. In this up-to-date introduction, Bernard Spolsky explores many debates at the forefront of language policy: ideas of correctness and bad language; bilingualism and multilingualism; language death and efforts to preserve endangered languages; language choice as a human and civil right; and language education policy. Through looking at the language practices, beliefs and management of social groups from families to supra-national organizations, he develops a theory of modern national language policy and the major forces controlling it, such as the demands for efficient communication, the pressure for national identity, the attractions of (and resistance to) English as a global language, and the growing concern for human and civil rights as they impinge on language. Two central questions asked in this wide-ranging survey are of how to recognize language policies, and whether or not language can be managed at all
Testing language proficiency by Randall L Jones( Book )

16 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is a compilation of the papers presented at the 1974 Washington Language Testing Sumposium. The volume also includes much of the discussion that followed each paper. The participants were an international group of language testing specialists from academic institutions, research centers, and government agencies. The primary focus of the symposium was language proficiency testing, especially as it relates to the use of foreign languages on the job. The papers are organized under four headings: (1) Testing Speaking Proficiency--"Testing Language Proficiency in the United States Government," R. L. Jones; "Theoretical and Technical Considerations in Oral Proficiency Testing," J. L. D. Clark; "The Oral Interview Test," C. P. Wilds; (2) Testing Listening Comprehension--"Testing Communicative Competence in Listening Comprehension," P. J. M. Groot; "Reduced Redundancy Testing; a Progress Report," H. L. Gradman and B. Spolsky; "Dictation: a Test of Grammar Based Expectancies," J. W. Oller, Jr. And V. Streiff; (3) Testing Reading Comprehension--"Contextual Testing," J. Bondaruk, J. Child, and E. Tetrault; "Some Theoretical Problems and Practical Solutions in Proficiency Test Validity," C. R. Petersen and F. A. Cartier; "Two Tests of Speeded Reading," A. Davies; (4) Other Considerations--"Problems of Syllabus, Curriculum, and Testing in Connection with Modern Language Programmes for Adult Europe," G. Nickel. The concluding statement, by B. Spolsky, and a list of contributors to the conference are also provided. (Author/AM)
The handbook of educational linguistics by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited work takes into account the diverse theoretical foundations, core themes, major findings, and applications of educational lingusitics. It highlights the multidisciplinary reach of educational linguistics. Each chapter portrays the complexity of its subject matter while remaining accessible to a wide audience
Language and education in multilingual settings by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational linguistics : an introduction by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise encyclopedia of educational linguistics by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies in bilingual education( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers of bilingual education by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume on bilingual education contains the following ten articles: "The Establishment of Language Education Policy in Multilingual Societies," by Bernard Spolsky, "Bilingualism and Bilingual Education-The Ancient World to the Renaissance," by E. Glyn Lewis, "The Sociology of Bilingual Education," by Joshua A. Fishman, "Linguistic Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by J. Donald Bowen, "Psychological Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by Norman Segalowitz, "Bilingual Education: An International Perspective," by Charles A. Ferguson, Catherine Houghton, and Marie H. Wells, "Educational Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by Vera P. John and Ellen Souberman, "Philosophical Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by Theodore Andersson, "The Evaluation of Bilingual Education," by William Francis Mackey, and "Bilingual Education and Language Planning," by Joan Rubin. (Clk)
Language management by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language policy is all about choices. If you are bilingual or plurilingual, you have to choose which language to use. Even if you speak only one language, you have choices of dialects and styles. Some of these choices are the result of management, reflecting conscious and explicit efforts by language managers to control the choices. This book presents a specific theory of language management. Bernard Spolsky reviews research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions, the military and government. Also discussed are language activists, international organisations, and human rights relative to language, and the book concludes with a review of language managers and management agencies. A model is developed that recognises the complexity of language management, makes sense of the various forces involved, and clarifies why it is such a difficult enterprise
Measured words : the development of objective language testing by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study deals with the historical, sociological, economic and political aspects of language testing in the 20th century. It examines the quest for objectivity and the rise of public and institutional tests, as well as future developments in the field of English language testing
The languages of Jerusalem by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sociolinguistic study of Jerusalem, covering Jerusalem's languages from the second Temple period to the Rpesent
The Influence of language on culture and thought : essays in honor of Joshua A. Fishman's sixty-fifth birthday by Joshua A Fishman( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge handbook of language policy by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last 50 years, language policy has developed into a major discipline, drawing on research and practice in many nations and at many levels. This is the first Handbook to deal with language policy as a whole and is a complete 'state-of-the-field' survey, covering language practices, beliefs about language varieties, and methods and agencies for language management. It provides a historical background which traces the development of classical language planning, describes activities associated with indigenous and endangered languages, and contains chapters on imperialism, colonialism, effects of migration and globalization, and educational policy. It also evaluates language management agencies, analyzes language activism and looks at language cultivation (including reform of writing systems, orthography and modernized terminology). The definitive guide to the subject, it will be welcomed by students, researchers and language professionals in linguistics, education and politics
Some major tests( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The languages of the Jews : a sociolinguistic history by Bernard Spolsky( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sociolinguistics is a comparatively new area of research, investigating difficult questions about language varieties and choices in speech and writing. Jewish historical sociolinguistics is rich in unanswered questions: when does a language become 'Jewish'? What was the origin of Yiddish? How much Hebrew did the average Jew know over the centuries? How was Hebrew re-established as a vernacular and a dominant language? This book explores these and other questions, and shows the extent of scholarly disagreement over the answers
New perspectives and issues in educational language policy : a festschrift for Bernard Dov Spolsky by Rick Riordan( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This formidable selection of papers reflects the psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic underpinnings of the interface between language and education. Following an introduction that positions the field of educational linguistics historically and conceptually, the volume presents 15 contributions by leading scholars that cover the four areas most central to the field:- Language teaching, language learning and literacy (Widdowson, Bialistok, Cohen & Allison);- Language testing (Bachman, Davies, and Shohamy);- Multilingualism, minority languages and language planning (Bratt-Paulston, Fishman, Lambe
 
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Conditions for second language learning : introduction to a general theory
Alternative Names
Spolskis, Bernards 1932-

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SociolinguisticsLanguage policyThe handbook of educational linguisticsLanguage and education in multilingual settingsConcise encyclopedia of educational linguisticsLanguage managementThe languages of JerusalemNew perspectives and issues in educational language policy : a festschrift for Bernard Dov Spolsky