Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

by Una Cunningham-Andersson, Staffan Andersson
     
 

"The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. Growing Up with Languages is aimed at the many parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best way to go about helping children gain maximum benefit from the situation." This guide is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from… See more details below

Overview

"The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. Growing Up with Languages is aimed at the many parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best way to go about helping children gain maximum benefit from the situation." This guide is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from all around the world. The trials and rewards of life with two languages and cultures are discussed in detail, and followed by practical advice on how to support the child's linguistic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415333320
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Families with two languages1
2Expecting a child in a bilingual home12
3The family language system27
4Language development45
5The child with two languages59
6Practical parenting in a bilingual home72
7Competence in two cultures87
8Problems you may encounter104
9The way ahead119
App. AOrganising a workshop on raising children with two languages129
App. BWays to support a child's development in two languages133
App. CDocumenting a child's linguistic development138
App. DInternet resources148

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