Becoming Bilingual

Following an overview of child bilingualism, this book looks at the influence of the child's family environment and the factors which predict the language use of the child.

Becoming Bilingual

Author: Jean Lyon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853593178

Page: 271

View: 691

Explores the processes of monolingual language development in pre-school children. Following an overview of child bilingualism, this book looks at the influence of the child's family environment and the factors which predict the language use of the child.

Becoming a Bilingual Family

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Becoming a Bilingual Family

Author: Stephen Marks

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292743750

Page: 254

View: 816

Would you like your children to grow up bilingual, even if you aren't yet? Then speak to your kids in Spanish as you learn the language along with them. Becoming a Bilingual Family gives English-speaking parents the tools to start speaking Spanish with their kids in their earliest years, when children are most receptive to learning languages. It teaches the vocabulary and idioms for speaking to children in Spanish and offers practical, proven ways to create a language-learning environment at home. The first part of the book introduces parents to many resources—books, audio books, music, television, computer programs, childcare workers, school, and friends—that can help you establish a home environment conducive to the acquisition of Spanish. The second part is a Spanish phrasebook that takes you through all the typical activities that parents and children share, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night. Few, if any, other Spanish study aids provide this much vocabulary and guidance for talking to small children about common daily activities. The authors also include a quick course in Spanish pronunciation and enough grammar to get a parent started. Spanish-language resources, kids' names in Spanish, and an easy-to-use index and glossary complete the book. Take the Markses' advice and start talking to your kids in Spanish, even if it's not perfect. You'll learn the language together and share the excitement of discovering the peoples and cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking world.

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

The results of her study are linked to current academic research, but the book is both readable and relevant to non-academics and provides fascinating insights into being a multilingual family.

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

Author: Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847695752

Page: 220

View: 486

Lots of new parents these days have the opportunity to bring up their child with two or more languages because of increasing job mobility and the global community. The benefits of bilingualism and biculturalism such as higher cognitive skills, an awareness of language and sensitivity to other cultures, are being increasingly recognised. However many parents don’t know how to start, what methods to use or where to seek help when facing problems. Now Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert, a mother of three trilingual children, teacher and linguist who has lived and worked all over the world, has written a book which provides an inspiring approach to passing on two or more languages to your children. In Language Strategies for Bilingual Families she considers several methods of bilingualism and focuses on the one-person one-language approach, in which each parent speaks his or her native language and is responsible for passing on his or her culture. Suzanne questioned over a hundred bilingual families about their experiences and she interviewed thirty families in depth. The results of her study are linked to current academic research, but the book is both readable and relevant to non-academics and provides fascinating insights into being a multilingual family. It will prove an exciting and stimulating read for potential and current mixed-language families.

The Bilingual Family

This is the second edition of the best-selling book that has provided practical advice to thousands of parents who want their children to grow up bilingual.

The Bilingual Family

Author: Edith Harding-Esch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004640

Page: 190

View: 173

This is the second edition of the best-selling book that has provided practical advice to thousands of parents who want their children to grow up bilingual. It still gives parents up-to-date information and advice they need to make informed decisions about what language policy to adopt with their children. This new edition also looks at cases of single-parent families with bilingual children, as well as schooling and bi-literacy issues. The authors help parents identify the factors that will influence their decision to bring up their children as bilinguals. The second part consists of case studies of bilingual families, which illustrate a wide range of different solutions . The third part is an alphabetical reference guide providing answers to the most frequently asked questions about bilingualism. Bringing up bilingual children is a challenge and this book helps parents meet that challenge.

Bilingual Siblings

How do the factors of birth order, personality or family size interact in language production? With data from over 100 international families this book investigates the reality of family life with two or more children and languages.

Bilingual Siblings

Author: Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694928

Page: 240

View: 706

How do bilingual brothers and sisters talk to each other? Sibling language use is an uncharted area in studies of bilingualism. From a perspective of independent researcher and parent of three bilingual children Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert discusses the issues of a growing bilingual or multilingual family. What happens when there are two or more children at different stages of language development? Do all the siblings speak the same languages? Which language(s) do the siblings prefer to speak together? Could one child refuse to speak one language while another child is fluently bilingual? How do the factors of birth order, personality or family size interact in language production? With data from over 100 international families this book investigates the reality of family life with two or more children and languages.

Bilingual Children

The book is composed in a very readable style and has clear, easily understandable explanations of any technical matters.

Bilingual Children

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN:

Page: 264

View: 966

Children's acquisition of bilingualism is shown to be something normal, something positive, which can be a rewarding and enriching experience for both children and their parents. The book is composed in a very readable style and has clear, easily understandable explanations of any technical matters.

A Parents and Teachers Guide to Bilingualism

Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book is a practical introduction for parents and teachers to bilingualism.

A Parents  and Teachers  Guide to Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker, 194

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 184769571X

Page: 248

View: 459

Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book is a practical introduction for parents and teachers to bilingualism. Straightforward and realistic answers are given to a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions about bilingualism and bilingual education. Areas covered include family, language, culture, identity, reading , writing, schooling and issues. In the third edition, there is new or more detailed consideration of: • Moving between countries, cultural adaptation • Identity issues • One parent - one language (OPOL) families • Pre schools / kindergartens / nursery schools • Helping with homework • Dyslexia • Language scaffolding • Multilingualism and trilingualism; trilingual families • Adoption • WWW links, articles and books for further reading

Bilingual

Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day.

Bilingual

Author: François Grosjean

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674048874

Page: 276

View: 790

Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths persist about bilingualism and bilinguals. In a lively and entertaining book, an international authority on bilingualism explores the many facets of life with two or more languages.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 1400009502

Page: 368

View: 949

If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren’t sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment. It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child’s daily routine. Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child’s academic performance and explains that learning languages at a young age can actually enhance a child’s overall intellectual development. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Raising Bilingual Brown Babies

This book provides insights and strategies for the African American family looking to become bilingual in English and Spanish.

Raising Bilingual Brown Babies

Author: Kami Anderson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781723316210

Page: 100

View: 488

This book provides insights and strategies for the African American family looking to become bilingual in English and Spanish. Through personal stories, client testimonials and conversational style, Raising Bilingual Brown Babies aims to empower more African American families to take the leap and adopt bilingualism as a lifestyle and family choice. Dr. Kami Anderson makes the journey to bilingualism feel attainable and vital for all families of color, but makes it a point to provide easy methods to increase the number of Black families that are able to speak both English and Spanish.

Trilingualism in Family School and Community

Countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe provide the sociolinguistic contexts described in this volume. They involve settings where three or more languages are spoken and where speakers are trilingual.

Trilingualism in Family  School  and Community

Author: Charlotte Hoffmann

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853596926

Page: 242

View: 873

Countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe provide the sociolinguistic contexts described in this volume. They involve settings where three or more languages are spoken and where speakers are trilingual. With the focus on family, school and the wider community, the book illustrates personal, social, cultural and political factors contributing to the acquisition and maintenance of trilingualism and highlights a rich pattern of trilingual language use.

Bilingual By Choice

Bilingual By Choice provides families with specific activities, games and insights that will show them how to not only teach their kids more than one language but also to help their kids retain and develop those language skills.

Bilingual By Choice

Author: Virginie Raguenaud

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884442

Page: 228

View: 573

More and more people-hundreds of millions around the world-are living in bilingual homes. In the U.S. alone, more than 54 million people over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home. Yet once children enter school, the pull toward one language becomes stronger and maintaining the bilingual advantage requires a serious family commitment-a bilingual choice. The good news is it's worth it. Research shows that bilingual children are known to have more social, cultural and economic opportunities as they grow to adulthood and that learning a second language from birth can even result in protection against Alzheimer's later in life. Bilingual By Choice provides families with specific activities, games and insights that will show them how to not only teach their kids more than one language but also to help their kids retain and develop those language skills. For parents, educators, immigrants and expatriates, Bilingual by Choice deals directly with the obstacles to sustaining a second language, including unsupportive relatives, issues at school, frequent relocations and discrimination, countering each one with the author's firsthand experience with both sides of the growing-up-bilingual journey, as a child and as a parent. Commit to the choice, and help your children become bilingual-for life.

A Parents and Teachers Guide to Bilingualism

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children.

A Parents  and Teachers  Guide to Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091606

Page: 288

View: 453

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. This revised edition includes more information on bilingualism in the digital age, and incorporates the latest research in areas such as neonatal language experience, multilingualism and language mixing.

Family Language Policy

This book explores the question of family language policy in multilingual households.

Family Language Policy

Author: Sonia Wilson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303052437X

Page: 200

View: 777

This book explores the question of family language policy in multilingual households. Presenting six case studies which focus on the experiences of parents and children in French-English bilingual contexts, the author draws conclusions about the impact of parental language management on the family as a whole which can be applied to transnational families from other linguistic backgrounds. While many parental guides on bilingual childrearing have been published in recent years, little attention has been paid to the possible impact of such language strategies on the experiences and interrelationships of bilingual family members. This book is unique in focusing in depth on the psychology and experiences of the child, and it will be of interest to readers in fields as diverse as sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, sociology of youth and family, and child psychology.

Be Bilingual Practical Ideas for Multilingual Families

Written in a lively, engaging style, with lots of activities and resources for parents and teachers, "Bilingual By Choice" tells how to raise children bilingually and keep them that way into adulthood.

Be Bilingual   Practical Ideas for Multilingual Families

Author: Annika Bourgogne

Publisher: Annika Bourgogne

ISBN: 9789526803708

Page: 184

View: 325

Written in a lively, engaging style, with lots of activities and resources for parents and teachers, "Bilingual By Choice" tells how to raise children bilingually and keep them that way into adulthood.

Growing Up with Two Languages

This best-selling guide is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from all around the world.

Growing Up with Two Languages

Author: Una Cunningham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136708820

Page: 196

View: 949

The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. Growing Up with Two Languages is aimed at the many parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best way to go about helping children gain maximum benefit from the multilingual situation. This best-selling guide is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from all around the world. The trials and rewards of life with two languages and cultures are discussed in detail, and followed by practical advice on how to support the child’s linguistic development. Features of this third edition include: a dedicated website with new and updated Internet resources a new chapter giving the perspective of adults who have themselves grown up with more than one language a new chapter presenting research into bilingual language acquisition with information about further reading new and updated first-hand advice and examples throughout. Una Cunningham is an Associate Professor in Modern Languages at Stockholm University, Sweden. She and her husband, Staffan Andersson, have raised their four children to speak English and Swedish in Sweden.

The Bilingual Family

The Bilingual Family - identifies the factors that will influence the decision of parents to bring their children up as bilinguals. - presents sixteen case studies of bilingual families which illustrate a wide range of different 'solutions' ...

The Bilingual Family

Author: Edith Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780521324182

Page: 155

View: 120

Do you want your child to grow up bilingual? This is a questions which directly affects parents of potentially bilingual children. The Bilingual Family - identifies the factors that will influence the decision of parents to bring their children up as bilinguals. - presents sixteen case studies of bilingual families which illustrate a wide range of different 'solutions'. - provides an alphabetical reference guide providing answers to the most frequently asked questions about bilingualism. ' ... the material is well-organised and easy to read and the common-sense advice from parents who have been through it all themselves - makes this book recommended reading for bilingual families everywhere.' The Japan Times

I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL

Written by Adam Beck, author of the popular guide Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability, this unique "picture book for adults" emphasizes the most important information parents need for realizing joyful success on this journey.

I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL

Author: Adam Beck

Publisher:

ISBN: 9784908629044

Page: 44

View: 145

I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL! is the perfect book for parents who dream of raising bilingual or multilingual children. Written by Adam Beck, author of the popular guide Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability, this unique "picture book for adults" emphasizes the most important information parents need for realizing joyful success on this journey.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847695086

Page: 504

View: 553

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels. These include: • defining who is bilingual and multilingual • testing language abilities and language use • languages in communities and minority groups • endangered languages • language planning, language revival • the development of bilingualism in infancy and childhood • bilingualism in the family • age and language learning • adult language learning • bilinguals' thinking skills • bilingualism and the brain • theories of bilingualism • types of bilingual education • heritage language education • evaluations of bilingual education • minority language literacy • biliteracy and multiliteracies • effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms • the effectiveness of bilingual education in the United States • the history of bilingual education in the United States • language minority underachievement • bilingual special education • the assessment of language minority children • Deaf bilinguals • the spread of English as a global language • learning English as a second or third language • language identity and multiple identities • the politics surrounding language minorities and bilingual education • assimilation and pluralism • bilingualism and employment • bilingualism and the internet