Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The One-Parent-One-Language Approach by Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The One-Parent-One-Language Approach

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The One-Parent-One-Language Approach

by Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert
     
 

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Writing for parents of multilingual families, Barron-Hauwaert promotes the planned strategy of associating one person with one language in the home, thereby teaching children several languages as a natural process with a minimum of confusion. She also examines other strategies such as mixed use, and keeping the minority language at home. After a chapter explaining the

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Writing for parents of multilingual families, Barron-Hauwaert promotes the planned strategy of associating one person with one language in the home, thereby teaching children several languages as a natural process with a minimum of confusion. She also examines other strategies such as mixed use, and keeping the minority language at home. After a chapter explaining the strategy, Barron-Hauwaert describes the process for the first three years of a child's life, starting school and becoming bicultural, interaction between family members, expectations and reality, special considerations of families with three or more languages, alternate strategies, and the role of the multilingual parent in the twenty-first century. She includes case studies, descriptions of research, a glossary, and a list of resources for parents. distributed in the US by UTP Distribution. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 27:4 - Irma M. Olmedo
The book presents a well-developed and well-documented position on the OPOL approach.

Helen Le Merle
Suzanne has written a superbly clear and accessible account of the daily challenges of family life with several languages. Her recommendations are substantiated by extensive research and show great insight into children's language development. I particularly enjoyed the numerous case-studies of multilingual families, and I would warmly recommend this book as the 21st Century guide to parents of multilingual children.

Linguistlist Dr. Beate Luo

This book provides an excellent framework for parents who are interested in and concerned by raising bilingual children.

Dr. Beate Luo
This book provides an excellent framework for parents who are interested in and concerned by raising bilingual children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853597145
Publisher:
Mulitlingual Matters
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Parents' and Teachers' Guides Series, #7
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert is on the Editorial Board of the Bilingual Family Newsletter. Married to a Frenchman with three young children she has direct experience of bringing up children with two or three languages. They have lived as an expatriate family in Hungry, Egypt and Switzerland. Suzanne trained as a teacher of English as a second language and taught adults and children in Japan and Poland. In 1999 she completed a Master's dissertation on trilingual families and continues to research bilingual and trilingual families.

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