A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism

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Multilingual Matters


Colin Baker

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. The Q&A format of this book makes it the natural choice for the busy parent or teacher who needs an easy reference guide to the most frequently asked questions. This revised edition includes more information on bilingualism in the digital age, and incorporates the latest research in areas such as neonatal language experience, multilingualism, language mixing and the effect that siblings have on family language choice.

Contents:

  • Section A: Family Questions
  • Section B: Language Development Questions
  • Section C: Questions About Problems
  • Section D: Reading and Writing Questions
  • Section E: Education Questions
  • Section F: Concluding Questions

Colin Baker is Emeritus Professor of Education at Bangor University. He has three bilingual children and has given talks for over 20 years to parents and teachers on bilingualism.

A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism is an essential read for any parent in a multilingual family, or teacher working with bilingual children in their class.


ISBN 9781783091591

Paperback, 288pp, 225 x 170mm

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