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Bringing Up a Bilingual Child

Author : Rita Rosenback
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'Bringing up a Bilingual Child' is aimed at (existing or soon-to-be) parents in families where more than one language is spoken, as well as anyone in the extended circle of family and friend of such multilingual families, as well as for anyone coming into contact with them. The aim of the book is to help multilingual families to create a supportive environment for children in which they naturally grow up to speak more than one language. The intention is to give you an easy-to-read-and-use guide to multilingual parenting, providing motivation, ideas, advice and answers to any questions parents may have.

Family Language Learning

Author : Christine Jernigan
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Family Language Learning is a practical guide designed to support, advise and encourage any parents who are hoping to raise their children bilingually. It is unique in that it focuses on parents who are not native speakers of a foreign language. It gives parents the tools they need to cultivate and nurture their own language skills while giving their children an opportunity to learn another language. The book combines cutting-edge research on language exposure with honest and often humorous stories from personal interviews with families speaking a foreign language at home. By dispelling long-held myths about how language is learned, it provides hope to parents who want to give their children bilingual childhoods, but feel they don't know where to start with learning foreign languages.

The Bilingual Family

Author : Edith Harding-Esch
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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.

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

Author : Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert
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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.

Bilingual Children

Author : George Saunders
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The author aims to allay doubts and fears concerning the raising of bilingual children by drawing on a wide range of research as well as case studies. The text, which is suited to the general reader, stresses that bilingualism is both normal and positive.

Bilingualism in Childhood

Author : Andrea Sander
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Project Report from the year 2009 in the subject Speech Science / Linguistics, grade: 1, Syddansk Universitet (Syddansk Universitet, Sønderborg), 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: A lot of people in the world are bilingual. People in Africa and Asia often speak their community language and additionally an official language like English or French. It is not a big surprise when calling in mind that according to Prof. Dr. Martin Haspelmath of the Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig there are about 6500-7000 languages in the world and according to www.welt-in-zahlen.de 193 countries. That makes an average of 35 languages per country. Despite the fact that bilingualism is widespread, there are a lot of negative opinions in the mind of people. People say for example “Your kid is going to get all these languages mixed up.”, “when will she (or he) use that (language)” (both cf. Bosemark, 2006b, my italics) or that bilingual children are overstrained and that they start later to talk than their monolingual peers (cf. Leist-Villis, 2008). Within this research-paper I will deal with bilingualism in childhood. More precisely I will answer the research question “What are the reasons for parents to raise their child bilingually”. First I will define the term bilingualism. For that I quote a few definitions of bilingualism from experts and afterwards I will define the one I will work with. Afterwards I will introduce some successful methods applied by parents and I will point out the advantages and disadvantages of the methods I found in literature. I will continue explaining the research I have done on the topic followed by the analysis of my data. Concluding I will answer the research question and give a prospective view on possible future research. Bilingualism is a huge topic and to look on it more deeply I decided to consider families who raised their children English-German or German-English. To get in contact with families bringing up their children in that way, I wrote articles in internet communities and designed a questionnaire that I sent to several families raising their child/ren bilingually who answered my requests. In addition to the internet and my questionnaire I considered books that deal with the topic.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Author : Barbara Zurer Pearson
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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.

Bringing Up Baby Bilingual

Author : Jane Merrill
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Bilingual Siblings

Author : Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert
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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. -- Back cover.

Raising bilingual children when school speaks a different language

Author : Clarissa Gosling
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Does your child speak a different language at school and home? In this book Clarissa draws on her experience of sending her British children to a Dutch school to help you support your child through their education abroad. It covers: - Systems for separating when and where you use multiple languages; - Things to look for in different school systems; - How to work with your school to best support your child; - Possible issues specific to children of different ages, from babies to teenagers. This book is suitable for families with children of all ages, whether they have just moved to a foreign language school or have been there for some time.

Bilingualer Unterricht in der Grundschule

Author : Wolfgang Zydatiss
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Indigenous Language Revitalization

Author : Jon Allan Reyhner
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Code mixing in the Speech of a Multilingual Child

Author : Mangoma Namuyaba Sumbu
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Die Neueren Sprachen

Author : Whilhelm Viëtor
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Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische Studien. Beiblatt."

The Moving Experience

Author : Gail Meltzer
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Everyone moves at least once in his or her lifetime, and many people move a number of times. As exciting as a move can be, it can be a traumatic event and you need to prepare psychologically for it. Much has been written on how to pack your china yet little has been written on how to deal with your emotions so that they, too, arrive in one piece.

Canadian Journal of English Language Arts

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Growing Up with Two Languages

Author : Una Cunningham-Andersson
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The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. This volume is aimed at parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best way to help children gain maximum benefit from the situation.

Linguist

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Human Affairs

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Growing Up with Two Languages

Author : Una Cunningham-Andersson
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This best-selling, easy-to-read guide provides sensible advice and practical help for families whose children are growing up with two languages, and for professionals working with them. It is packed with case studies and examples of how over fifty families around the world are coping with bilingualism. Every family's situation is different, but there is a good deal that parents can do to make life with two languages easier for their children. The trials and rewards of life with two languages and cultures are discussed in detail, followed by clear guidance on supporting the child's linguistic and cultural development. Features of this new updated edition include: new and updated Internet resources information on the specific problems facing teenagers, and guidance on how to resolve them new research into language acquisition discussion of attitudes to immigrant communities new and updated first-hand advice and examples throughout. Written by parents bringing up four bilingual children of their own, Growing Up with Two Languages will help all those who feel uncertain about how to help children benefit fully from their bilingual situation. It will also be useful for students on bilingualism, language acquisition and education courses.