- explores code switching, language mixing and other varieties of
bilingual behaviour. Also evaluates the effects of bilingualism on
children's cognitive, social and academic development, and examines
the assumptions behind various language policies and programs for
Bilingualism in Development: Language, Literacy, and Cognition
by Ellen Bialystok
- describes research on the intellectual development of bilingual children,
showing how it is different from that of monolingual children. Focuses on
pre-school children, examining how they learn language, how they acquire
literacy skills, and how they develop problem-solving ability.
- covers all aspects of bilingualism and multilingualism, from
the psychological impact on a child of being raised bilingual, to
the political struggles to preserve, or suppress, minority languages
and the relationship between nationalistic feeling and language.
Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children
by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
- evaluates 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.
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