Growing Up with Two Languages

Growing up with Two Languagesis aimed at the many parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best ways to help children who are in contact with more than one language and culture to gain maximum benefit from the situation.

Growing Up with Two Languages

The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. This volume is aimed at parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best way to help children gain maximum benefit from the situation.

Growing Up with Two Languages

This best-selling guide is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from all around the world.

Growing Up with Two Languages

The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. Growing Up with Two 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 multilingual situation. This best-selling 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. Features of this third edition include: a dedicated website with new and updated Internet resources a new chapter giving the perspective of adults who have themselves grown up with more than one language a new chapter presenting research into bilingual language acquisition with information about further reading new and updated first-hand advice and examples throughout. Una Cunningham is an Associate Professor in Modern Languages at Stockholm University, Sweden. She and her husband, Staffan Andersson, have raised their four children to speak English and Swedish in Sweden.

Growing Up with Two Languages

languages. The problem then is deciding which side to support in international
sports competitions! Grown-up children Improving language proficiency
Depending on the circumstances of their childhood, people who grew up with two
 ...

Growing Up with Two Languages

Illustrated throughout with the real life experiences of fifty families around the world, this second edition of this bestselling book is for anyone - parents, teachers and language professionals alike - who need advice on how children can get the most from a bilingual situation.

Growing Up With Two Languages

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,3, University of Regensburg (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: -, language: English, abstract: This bachelor's ...

Growing Up With Two Languages

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,3, University of Regensburg (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: -, language: English, abstract: This bachelor's thesis wants to give an insight into the life of three bilingual children and the underlying theory of bilingualism. First of all, there will be given a general overview about the theoretical background of bilingualism. Next, the case study itself will be presented and after introducing the family and their special situation in relation to bilingualism, the aims, methodology and materials of the study will be described. Subsequently, the results of the case study will be brought into relation with the underlying linguistic theory. At the end of the paper, the results of the case study will be summarized once again and further implications of bilingual acquisition will be made.

Growing Up with Languages

Primarily aimed as a practical resource for parents, but also of interest to students and researchers because of its unique content, it includes recollections of and advice on many of the common issues or dilemmas that arise in multilingual ...

Growing Up with Languages

Primarily aimed as a practical resource for parents, but also of interest to students and researchers because of its unique content, it includes recollections of and advice on many of the common issues or dilemmas that arise in multilingual families.

Growing up with Three Languages

In our case, Philippe did not know any Chinese before the two children were born
. ... Una Cunningham-Andersson in her book co-authored with Staffan Andersson
Growing Up with Two Languages, mentioned that she was the only English ...

Growing up with Three Languages

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.

One Parent One Language

This volume examines the relationship between young children's degrees of bilingualism and features of the verbal input which these children receive from their parents.

One Parent  One Language

This volume examines the relationship between young children's degrees of bilingualism and features of the verbal input which these children receive from their parents. In particular, it seeks to explore the following question: to what extent are families who follow the 'one parent-one language' principle and whose children become active bilinguals this way, different from families who take the same approach but whose children never develop an active command of the minority language? Case studies of six first-born children growing up with German and English were done during the children's third year of life. The input the children received was examined for parents' consistency of language choice, parents' insistence that the children use the appropriate language, parents' sensitivity towards the children's interactional and attentional needs, and parents' orientation towards the teaching of formal aspects of the linguistic system. The findings support the notion that raising one's children bilingually according to the 'one parent-one language' principle involves great efforts on the side of the minority language-speaking parent. Importantly, they indicate that these efforts must be invested in the child's education turn-by-turn.

Childhood Bilingualism

When. Infants. Hear. Two. Languages: Interpreting. Research. on. Early. Speech.
Perception. by. Bilingual. Children ... world grow up in multilingual environments (
Grosjean, 1982), only about 2% of basic research on language development ...

Childhood Bilingualism

This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.

Bilingual By Choice

Bilingual By Choice provides families with specific activities, games and insights that will show them how to not only teach their kids more than one language but also to help their kids retain and develop those language skills.

Bilingual By Choice

Includes 100 creative activities and strategies for the home and community! More and more people-hundreds of millions around the world-are living in bilingual homes. In the U.S. alone, more than 54 million people over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home. Yet once children enter school, the pull toward one language becomes stronger and maintaining the bilingual advantage requires a serious family commitment - a bilingual choice. The good news is it's worth it. Research shows that bilingual children are known to have more social, cultural and economic opportunities as they grow to adulthood and that learning a second language from birth can even result in protection against Alzheimer's later in life. Bilingual By Choice provides families with specific activities, games and insights that will show them how to not only teach their kids more than one language but also to help their kids retain and develop those language skills. For parents, educators, immigrants and expatriates, Bilingual by Choice deals directly with the obstacles to sustaining a second language, including unsupportive relatives, issues at school, frequent relocations and discrimination, countering each one with the author's firsthand experience with both sides of the growing-up-bilingual journey, as a child and as a parent. Commit to the choice, and help your children become bilingual - for life.

The Acquisition of Two Languages from Birth

1 Introduction In the field of child language acquisition studies, the emphasis has
so far mainly been on monolingual children's language ... A child growing up with
two languages from birth, on the other hand, offers a unique opportunity for ...

The Acquisition of Two Languages from Birth

This study's main aim is to explore the nature of early bilingual morphosyntactic development.

First Language Acquisition

Growing up in a multilingual community requires the learning of not just one
language, but two or more, either at the same time or within a few years of each
other. How does learning two languages – or two dialects — differ from learning
just ...

First Language Acquisition

Takes a comprehensive look at where and when children acquire a first language.

Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism

BEYOND LANGUAGE: CHILDHOOD BILINGUALISM ENHANCES HIGH-LEVEL
COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS Ágnes ... Italy Abstract Children growing up in a
bilingual environment have to build up two language systems from the linguistic
input.

Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism

This work has a uniquely cognitive-functional perspective on bi-lingualism. This means that it makes a clear distinction between real world and projected world. Information conveyed by language must be about the projected world. Both the experimental results and the systematic claims in this volume call for a weak form of whorfianism. The authors examine too some relatively unexplored issues of bilingualism, such as, among others, gender systems in the bilingual mind, synergic concepts, and ontological categorization.

The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders

Assistive technology and augmentative communication in inclusive early
childhood programs . ... Indeed , a growing body of research on children
acquiring two languages simultaneously indicates that key milestones in
phonological , lexical ...

The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders

This volume offers almost 200 detailed entries covering the entire range of communication and speech disorders in children and adults, from basic science to clinical diagnosis. It is divided into four sections that reflect the standard categories with the field: voice, speech, language and hearing.

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language

A more general conclusion to draw from the results obtained for the Catalan-
dominant bilingual infants is that growing up with two languages does not
inevitably delay the development of language-specific phonotactic knowledge.
Word-form ...

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language

This handbook provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of the relationship between the brain and language, from the perspectives of both basic research and clinical neuroscience. Includes contributions from an international team of leading figures in brain-language research Features a novel emphasis on state-of-the-art methodologies and their application to the central questions in the brain-language relationship Incorporates research on all parts of language, from syntax and semantics to spoken and written language Covers a wide range of issues, including basic level and high level linguistic functions, individual differences, and neurologically intact and different clinical populations

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Talk to someone who grew up with two languages and see what they have to say
about whether they consider it an advantage or a disadvantage. Here is a
preliminary list of questions you might want to ask: • Are you glad to be
multilingual?

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Thoroughly updated and revised, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition presents a comprehensive and fully updated introduction to the study of the relationship between language and society. Building on Ronald Wardhaugh's classic text, co-author Janet Fuller has updated this seventh edition throughout with new discussions exploring language and communities, language and interaction, and sociolinguistic variation, as well as incorporating numerous new exercises and research ideas for today's students. Taking account of new research from the field, the book explores exciting new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology, and includes new chapters on pragmatics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics and education. With an emphasis on using examples from languages and cultures around the world, chapters address topics including social and regional dialects, multilingualism, discourse and pragmatics, variation, language in education, and language policy and planning. A new companion website including a wealth of additional online material, as well as a glossary and a variety of new exercises and examples, helps further illuminate the ideas presented in the text. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition continues to be the most indispensable and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for students in applied and theoretical linguistics, education, and anthropology.

Thinking and Speaking in Two Languages

So, second language (L2) learners and children growing up with more than one
language face a challenge of some magnitude in sorting out and mastering the
different linguistic systems. Bilingualism researchers, in turn, face the challenge
of ...

Thinking and Speaking in Two Languages

Dan I. Slobin, University of California, Berkeley, USA --

Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder

Children growing up bilingually can be exposed to both languages from the
beginning. This is called simultaneous bilingualism or bilingual first language
acquisition (2L1). One language may be introduced later than the other, resulting
in ...

Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder

Inquiry into signed languages has added to what is known about structural variation and language, language learning, and cognitive processing of language. However, comparatively little research has focused on communication disorders in signed language users. For some deaf children, atypicality is viewed as a phase that they will outgrow, and this results in late identification of linguistic or cognitive deficits that might have been addressed earlier. This volume takes a step towards describing different types of atypicality in language communicated in the signed modality such as linguistic impairment caused by deficits in visual processing, difficulties with motor movements, and neurological decline. Chapters within the book also consider communication differences in hearing children acquiring signed and spoken languages.

Developing in Two Languages

This book sheds light on some of the common myths around being bilingual and explores the processes of dual language development among Korean children growing up in the United States.

Developing in Two Languages

Immigrant parents are frequently advised by teachers, doctors and speech therapists to stop speaking the native language at home so as not to confuse children with input from two languages. However, this view is not supported by empirical linguistic and social evidence. This book sheds light on some of the common myths around being bilingual and explores the processes of dual language development among Korean children growing up in the United States. The book sensibly argues that the bilingualism of linguistic minority children is a resource to be cultivated, not a problem to be overcome. In addition, it explores various educational, social and economic pressures which hamper intergenerational transmission of heritage languages, and discusses factors that contribute to successful bilingual raising of children in spite of these pressures. A welcome addition to the growing literature on bilingual development, this book offers useful suggestions for parents, teachers and policy makers who are interested in promoting the development and maintenance of bilingual competence in linguistic minority children.

The New Immigrant and Language

term “ second language acquisition here for cases in which a leamer who already
has some degree of control over one language system is ... Is it confusing or too
difficult for children to grow up leaming two languages simultaneously ?

The New Immigrant and Language


An Introduction to Child Language Development

An introductory textbook on language acquisition, this volume explores the ideas of Universal Grammar and its role in language development.

An Introduction to Child Language Development

An introductory textbook on language acquisition, this volume explores the ideas of Universal Grammar and its role in language development. It aims to be more psycholinguistic than sociolinguistic although references are provided to allow students to expand their knowledge the latter.