Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family


Author: Dr. Xiao-lei Wang

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 1595

This book is a guide for parents who wish to raise children with more than one language and literacy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, as well as the experiences of parents of multilingual children, this book walks parents through the multilingual reading and writing process from infancy to adolescence. It identifies essential literacy skills at each developmental stage and proposes effective strategies that facilitate multiliteracy, in particular, heritage-language literacy development in the home environment. This book can also be used as a reference for teachers who teach in community heritage language schools and in school heritage (or foreign) language programmes.

Understanding Language and Literacy Development

Diverse Learners in the Classroom


Author: Xiao-lei Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118885902

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 2591

Understanding Language and Literacy Development: DiverseLearners in the Classroom offers effective supportingstrategies to address the cultural and linguistic diversity ofstudents in contemporary classrooms. Discusses learners with different linguisticabilities—infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, andadolescence—by suggesting effective ways to reach them basedon their strengths and needs Emphasizes language and literacy supporting strategies in avariety of everyday classroom settings Includes activities and questions to motivate readers to thinkand develop their own perspectives on language and literacydevelopment Considers a variety of different language acquisitionexperiences, including monolingual, multilingual, and languageimpairment Discusses different types of literacies, including digital andhypertext Connects language and literacy development to identity andmotivation to contextualize learning styles for pre-serviceteachers Supported by a companion website that includes additionalresources such as PowerPoint presentations by chapter and a summaryof relevant information from the Common Core K–12 EnglishLanguage Arts Standards

Language Strategies for Trilingual Families

Parents' Perspectives


Author: Dr. Andreas Braun,Prof. Tony Cline

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 7207

This book aims to enable parents in trilingual families to consider possible language strategies on the basis of analysing their individual circumstances. It includes a tool for diagnostic self-analysis that will help each reader to identify their situation and learn how parents in similar situations have approached the task of supporting their children’s use of languages. Based on a unique survey of parents in trilingual families in two European countries, the book highlights the challenges that trilingual families face when living in mainly monolingual societies. It takes into account the recent emergence of a 'New Trilingualism' among educated parents who find themselves in trilingual families because of global trends in migration and the recent expansion of the EU.

Multilingual Literacies

Reading and Writing Different Worlds


Author: Marilyn Martin-Jones,Kathryn Jones

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

View: 3468

The research in this unique collection lies at the interface between the fields of bilingualism and literacy. It deepens our understanding of the significance of reading and writing as social practices and opens up new lines of inquiry for research on multilingualism. The authors incorporate theoretical and methodological insights from both fields and provide detailed accounts of everyday practices of reading and writing in different multilingual settings. The focus is primarily on linguistic minority groups in Britain and on the language and literacy experiences of children and adults in rural and urban communities. Together, the chapters of the volume build up a rich and illuminating picture of specific ways in which literacy is bound up with cultural practices and with different ways of seeing the world. They also address fundamental questions about the relationship between language, literacy and power in multi-ethnic contexts.

A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism

Third Edition


Author: Colin Baker, 194

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 184769571X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 1201

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

The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism


Author: Tej K. Bhatia,William C. Ritchie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118332415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 968

View: 6209

**Honored as a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Comprising state-of-the-art research, this substantially expanded and revised Handbook discusses the latest global and interdisciplinary issues across bilingualism and multilingualism. Includes the addition of ten new authors to the contributor team, and coverage of seven new topics ranging from global media to heritage language learning Provides extensively revised coverage of bilingual and multilingual communities, polyglot aphasia, creolization, indigenization, linguistic ecology and endangered languages, multilingualism, and forensic linguistics Brings together a global team of internationally-renowned researchers from different disciplines Covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling Assesses the latest issues in worldwide linguistics, including the phenomena and the conceptualization of 'hyperglobalization', and emphasizes geographical centers of global conflict and commerce

How to Market to People Not Like You

"Know It or Blow It" Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers


Author: Kelly McDonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5196

Reach new and diverse customer groups and expand your market share The standard approach to marketing is to look for as many people as possible who fit one core customer profile. How to Market to People Not Like You challenges this traditional thinking about core customer bases, giving you a new approach to expand your customer base and your business. Arguing for focusing on customer values rather than demographics, How to Market to People Not Like You reveals how you can grow business and profits by targeting those who are different from your core audience, rather than those who share similarities. Reach unfamiliar new market segments with your products Learn how to engage micro-segmented customer groups Author's company was named one of the top ad agencies in the US by Ad Age Find out How to Market to People Not Like You, understand the needs and values that distinguish diverse customers, and reach their hearts, minds, and wallets.

Language and Literacy in Social Practice

A Reader


Author: Open University

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853592157

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 7398

Compiled for use in the Open University MA course E825. The 15 articles sample the ideas over the past decade on the importance of social factors in language and literacy development. They include theoretical and ethnographic accounts, cross-cultural and historical perspectives, and explorations of the political aspects and the discourses within which language and literacy are discussed. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education

Opportunities and Challenges


Author: Dr. Jean Conteh,Gabriela Meier

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092254

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 1638

Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual and multilingual education as well as foreign and second language education. The chapters integrate theory and practice, bringing together researchers and practitioners from five continents to illustrate the effects of the multilingual turn in society and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing multilingual curricula and activities in a variety of classrooms. Based on the examples featured, the editors invite students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers to reflect on their own work and to evaluate the relevance and applicability of the multilingual turn in their own contexts.

Maintaining Three Languages

The Teenage Years


Author: Xiao-lei Wang

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783094486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 4085

The teenage years are a fascinating time in the life of any family, but what happens when the challenges of parenting teenagers are combined with the desire to help your children build on their multilingual abilities? In this follow-up to Growing up with Three Languages: Birth to Eleven, Xiao-lei Wang offers a unique insight into the dynamics of a multilingual family. She combines practical, evidence-based advice with rich detail from observations of her own family to offer support and inspiration on an aspect of multilingual parenting that has received comparatively little attention. By placing language within the wider context of teenagers’ cognitive and social development, this book will enable parents everywhere to help and guide their children through the next step in their multilingual journey.