A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism

A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism

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The second edition of this best-selling book provides a practical and readable introduction to bilingualism for parents and teachers. The framework of the book is that of firstly posing the most frequently asked questions about raising children bilingually and then providing straightforward answers, written in direct, plain language. Many of the ideas and perceptions given in the first edition have been extended and enriched in this second edition, such as: * the advantages of bilingualism * language mixing * trilingualism * identity problems In addition, a range of new material has been included, for example: * the influence of the World Wide Web and the Internet on bilingualism * the benefits for children who have a less well developed second language * employment and bilingualism/multilingualism * mixed language marriages * language strategies with an adopted child
Publisher: Clevedon, England ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, c2000
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781853594557
Characteristics: xxii, 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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