By Colin Baker
During this obtainable consultant to bilingualism within the kin and the school room, Colin Baker grants a pragmatic photograph of the thrill and problems of elevating bilingual youngsters. The Q&A structure of this booklet makes it the traditional selection for the busy dad or mum 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 contains the newest learn in components resembling neonatal language event, multilingualism, language blending and the impression that siblings have on relations language selection.
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Additional info for A parents' and teachers' guide to bilingualism
Page 1 Section A Family Questions A1 What Are the Advantages of My Child Becoming Bilingual? Bringing up children to be bilingual is an important decision. It will affect the rest of their lives and the lives of their parents. For children, being bilingual or monolingual may affect their identity, social arrangements, schooling, employment, marriage, area of residence, travel and thinking. Becoming bilingual is more than owning two languages. Bilingualism has educational, social, economic, cultural and political consequences.
The results of this research are contained in this book and can be followed up by reading various references given at the end of the final section. At the end of the book, information is given about extended reading, about the Bilingual Family Newsletter, and about establishing a network with like minded parents who wish to raise their children bilingually. The Author Some readers will want to know about the background and qualifications of the author in writing this book. The perceived validity of the answers needs judging against the degree of experience and expertise that an author brings to the task.
Box 586, Artarmon, NSW, Australia. Copyright © 2000 Colin Baker. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. Printed and bound in Great Britain by WBC Book Manufacturers Ltd. Page v Contents Acknowledgements xi An Introduction to the Second Edition xiii Introduction xv Section A: Family Questions A1 What Are the Advantages of My Child Becoming Bilingual? 1 A2 Are Some Families Better Placed Than Others to Produce Bilingual Children?