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The Bilingual Family - A Handbook for Parents

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Cambridge University Press

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Edith Harding-Esch and Philip Riley


This is the second-edition of this best-selling book which provides practical advice to parents who want their children to grow up bilingual. It offers lots of information and advice to allow parents to make informed decisions about what language 'policy' to adopt with their children, as well as looking at single-parent families with bilingual children, schooling and bi-literacy issues.

The book is divided into three main parts to help parents meet the challenge of bringing up their children to be bilingual:

  • Identifying factors that will infulence a decision to bring up a child as bilingual.
  • Case studies of bilingual families offering a range of 'solutions'.
  • An alphabetical reference guide providing answers to the most frequestly asked questions about bilingualism.

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A very informative book for any parent considering bringing up their child to be bilingual.

ISBN 0521004640

Paperback, 190pp, 150 x 225mm

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