Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.
In this volume an international roster of scholars offer theoretical perspectives, research reviews and empirical studies on teaching, learning and language development in immersion education. Editors clearly define the term "immersion" and bring together research from three distinct branches, including foreign language ("one-way"), bilingual ("two-way") and indigenous immersion programs. This collection aims to facilitate cross-context dialogue and knowledge exchange.