A parents' and teachers' guide to bilingualism by Colin Baker

By Colin Baker

During this available consultant to bilingualism within the family members and the study room, Colin Baker gives you a practical photograph of the fun and problems of elevating bilingual teenagers. The Q&A structure of this e-book makes it the common selection for the busy mother or father or instructor who wishes a simple reference consultant to the main commonly asked questions. This revised variation comprises additional information on bilingualism within the electronic age, and comprises the newest study in parts comparable to neonatal language event, multilingualism, language blending and the influence that siblings have on relations language selection.

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35 B2 Do some children find it easier than others to become bilingual? 37 B3 Is it easier to become bilingual as a young child? 39 B4 Will my child become equally fluent in two languages? 41 B5 Is it better to develop two languages together or one language later than the other? 43 B6 How do I know my child's language development in each language is normal and acceptable? 45 B7 Will learning a second language interfere with development in the first language? 46 B8 What effect will bilingualism have on my child's intelligence?

This book deals with both types of situationthe additive bilingual situation and the subtractive. It provides advice for both majority language and minority language parents, whether they are in their home country or have traveled to a host country. The book addresses parents living in a community that supports their home language or depreciates it. There is information for those in a region that has a large or small number (or no speakers) of the languages of the home. The Content of the Book The intention of this book is to provide a readable introduction that is of practical value to parents.

Is this caused by bilingualism? 101 C16 People make fun of our speaking a minority language. How should I react? 103 C17 People around me are prejudiced and racist. Should we as a family switch to speaking only the majority language? 104 C18 I'm a recent in-migrant to a country. Should I stop speaking my native language and switch to the first language of that country? 105 C19 My second language is not perfect. Should I speak it to my child? g. doctor, psychologist, speech therapist, teacher) advised me against bilingualism.

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