By Colin Baker
During this available advisor to bilingualism within the relatives and the study room, Colin Baker provides a practical photograph of the thrill and problems of elevating bilingual young ones. The Q&A structure of this publication makes it the usual selection for the busy guardian or instructor who wishes a simple reference consultant to the main commonly asked questions. This revised variation comprises additional info on bilingualism within the electronic age, and contains the newest examine in components akin to neonatal language adventure, multilingualism, language blending and the impression that siblings have on kinfolk language selection.
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The danger is in undervaluing the role of fathers. This also implies that fathers need to be aware of the important role they play in child language development. Some fathers have relatively fewer hours of employment, or are unemployed. Leisure time has grown in this century. In such situations, the role of the father in language development has become more important. Some fathers stay at home to raise the children while the mother goes out to work. Page 17 In many societies, mothers are often responsible for housekeeping and child-rearing.
When I need advice, this has always been given with sensibility and consideration. Few come to the School of Education without picking up very quickly the friendly, happy, cooperative atmosphere that exists. To work in such a Department has been a pleasure and has been much treasured. This book would never have been written if I didn't live in a bilingual nuclear and extended family. In the home, my wife Anwen, teenagers Sara and Rhodri, and footballer Arwel, provide the experience, the stimulus for thinking, and a range of hilarious incidents that form one basis for this book.
Advice covers those families with two internationally prestigious languages such as French and English, and when there is a combination of a majority and a minority language. g. those working for the European Union, the Council of Europe, the United Nations and transnational companies). Such mobile, 'international' families are on the increase. There is guidance in this book for such situations. Another situation covered in this book is that faced by refugees, guest workers, migrants and recent or established immigrants into a country.
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