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Bilingualism

Bilingualism

by Suzanne Romaine

- 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 bilingual children.

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Bilingualism in Development

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.

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The Bilingual Family : A Handbook for Parents

The Bilingual Family : A Handbook for Parents

by Edith Harding-Esch and Philip Riley

- if you're considering raising your children bilingually, this book is useful. It covers schooling and literacy issues, and includes numerous case studies of bilingual families.

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Multilingualism

Multilingualism

by John Edwards

- 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.

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The Multilingual Mind

The Multilingual Mind: Issues Discussed By, For, and About People Living with Many Languages

by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

- explores questions of linguistic identity, schools, multiliteracy and how languages are actually learned.

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Raising Multilingual Children

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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