Growing up with Three Languages: Birth to Eleven

Growing up with Three Languages: Birth to Eleven

by Xiao-lei Wang
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847691064

ISBN-13: 9781847691064

Pub. Date: 11/15/2008

Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd

This book is based on an eleven-year observation of two children who were simultaneously exposed to three languages from birth. It tells the story of two parents from different cultural, linguistic, and ethnic-racial backgrounds who joined to raise their two children with their heritage languages outside their native countries. It also tells the children's story

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Overview

This book is based on an eleven-year observation of two children who were simultaneously exposed to three languages from birth. It tells the story of two parents from different cultural, linguistic, and ethnic-racial backgrounds who joined to raise their two children with their heritage languages outside their native countries. It also tells the children's story and the way they negotiated three cultures and languages and developed a trilingual identity. It sheds light on how parental support contributed to the children's simultaneous acquisition of three languages in an environment where the main input of the two heritage languages came respectively from the father and from the mother. It addresses the challenges and the unique language developmental characteristics of the two children during their trilingual acquisition process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847691064
Publisher:
Channel View Publications Ltd
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Series:
Parents' and Teachers' Guides Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

Acknowledgement

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Complexity of Trilingualism

Chapter 2 In the Beginning

Chapter 3 The Home Years (Birth to Ages Three and Four)

Chapter 4 Transition from Home to Preschool and Kindergarten

Chapter 5 The Elementary School Years

Chapter 6 Identity and Personality Development: Children's Voices

Chapter 7 Concluding Remarks Summary

Notes and References

Epilogue

Appendix: Useful Websites for Parents

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