Raising Multilingual Children

Raising Multilingual Children

Foreign Language Acquisition and Children

eBook - 2001
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Evaluates the most recent research in linguistics, neurology, education, and psychology and reinterprets the findings in an easy-to-follow format. Case studies illustrate the many ways families combine ten key factors in order to successfully raise multilingual children. The book encourages parents and teachers to reflect on their personal situations and helps them to foster multilingual skills in the children around them.

Greenwood Pub Group
A thorough, easy-to-read summary of the current literature on cultivating multilingual skills in children.

Book News
Tokuhama-Espinosa writes for parents of multilingual children and for educators and other professionals open to a contribution from someone outside the academic circles involved with multilingualism. She is multilingual herself, has multilingual children, and has taught and lectured at international schools in several countries. Here she presents what she has gleaned from her own experiences and from recent studies in linguistics, neurology, education, and psychology with regard to problems, pitfalls, and successful strategies for families raising multilingual children. She writes in a conversational style to appeal to a lay audience, cloaking her presentation in a "recipe" analogy (e.g. references to "ingredients," "baking instructions," "kitchen design"), which is a distraction from the real value of her information (a little flavoring goes a long way). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2001
ISBN: 9780897897501
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 222 pages) : illustrations


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