Multilinguals are t multiple molinguals. Yet multilingual assessment proceeds through molingual rms, as if fair conclusions were possible in the absence of fair comparison. In addition, multilingualism concerns what people do with language, t what languages do to people. Yet research focus remains on multilinguals' languages, as if languages existed despite their users. This book redresses these paradoxes. Multilingual scholars, teachers and speech-language clinicians from Europe, Asia, Australia and the US contribute the first studies dedicated to multilingual rms, those found in real-life multilingual development, assessment and use. Readership includes educators, clinicians, decision-makers and researchers interested in multilingualism.
The Editor: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Manchester (UK) is an independent researcher on multilingualism, child language, phonology and intonation, and the language of science. Recent publications include books on child trilingualism, introductory linguistics and English grammar.