Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

by Norbert Francis

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ISBN-13: 9780262016391
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Norbert Francis is Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University.

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Pieter Muysken

Based on years of research on bilingual children in the Mexican countryside, Norbert Francis draws a much larger picture in this comprehensive overview. He successfully bridges the gap between the growing theoretical literature on bilingual child development and the concerns of educators and policy makers.

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Based on years of research on bilingual children in the Mexican countryside, Norbert Francis draws a much larger picture in this comprehensive overview. He successfully bridges the gap between the growing theoretical literature on bilingual child development and the concerns of educators and policy makers.

Pieter Muysken, Professor, Radboud University Nijmegen

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"This exceptional book offers a wealth of information on crucial aspects of bilingualism. It combines a very careful examination of theoretical notions such as bilingual competence, bilingual proficiency, literacy and metalinguistic awareness with in-depth analyses of empirical data. It is an invaluable read for researchers in the fields of language acquisition,bilingual development, and language education as well as for language planners and educational authorities in areas that serve minority bilingual populations." — LilianaSánchez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University

"Based on years of research on bilingual children in the Mexican countryside, NorbertFrancis draws a much larger picture in this comprehensive overview. He successfully bridges the gap between the growing theoretical literature on bilingual child development and the concerns of educators and policy makers." — Pieter Muysken, Professor, Radboud UniversityNijmegen

Liliana Sánchez

This exceptional book offers a wealth of information on crucial aspects of bilingualism. It combines a very careful examination of theoretical notions such as bilingual competence, bilingual proficiency, literacy and metalinguistic awareness with in-depth analyses of empirical data. It is an invaluable read for researchers in the fields of language acquisition, bilingual development, and language education as well as for language planners and educational authorities in areas that serve minority bilingual populations.

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