Bilingual

  • Filename: bilingual.
  • ISBN: 0674048873
  • Release Date: 2010-04-15
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: François Grosjean
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths persist about bilingualism and bilinguals. Does being bilingual mean you are equally fluent in two languages, or that you belong to two cultures, or even that you have multiple personalities? Can you become bilingual only as a child? Why do bilinguals switch from one language to another in mid-sentence? Will raising bilingual children confuse and delay their learning of any language? In a lively and often entertaining book, an international authority on bilingualism, son of an English mother and a French father, explores the many facets of bilingualism. In this book, François Grosjean draws on research, interviews, autobiographies, and the engaging examples of bilingual authors. He describes the various strategies—some useful, some not—used by parents raising bilingual children, explains how children easily pick up and forget languages, and considers how bilingualism affects the experience and expression of emotions, thoughts, and dreams. This book shows that speaking two or more languages is not a sign of intelligence, evasiveness, cultural alienation, or political disloyalty. For millions of people, it’s simply a way of navigating the complexities of life.

Bilingual

  • Filename: bilingual.
  • ISBN: 0674066138
  • Release Date: 2012-11-19
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: François Grosjean
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths persist about bilingualism and bilinguals. Does being bilingual mean you are equally fluent in two languages, or that you belong to two cultures, or even that you have multiple personalities? Can you become bilingual only as a child? Why do bilinguals switch from one language to another in mid-sentence? Will raising bilingual children confuse and delay their learning of any language? In a lively and often entertaining book, an international authority on bilingualism, son of an English mother and a French father, explores the many facets of bilingualism. In this book, François Grosjean draws on research, interviews, autobiographies, and the engaging examples of bilingual authors. He describes the various strategies—some useful, some not—used by parents raising bilingual children, explains how children easily pick up and forget languages, and considers how bilingualism affects the experience and expression of emotions, thoughts, and dreams. This book shows that speaking two or more languages is not a sign of intelligence, evasiveness, cultural alienation, or political disloyalty. For millions of people, it’s simply a way of navigating the complexities of life.

The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism

  • Filename: the-psycholinguistics-of-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 9781118349731
  • Release Date: 2012-10-25
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Francois Grosjean
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism presents a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of bilingualism, covering language processing, language acquisition, cognition and the bilingual brain. This thorough introduction to the psycholinguistics of bilingualism is accessible to non-specialists with little previous exposure to the field Introduces students to the methodological approaches currently employed in the field, including observation, experimentation, verbal and computational modelling, and brain imaging Examines spoken and written language processing, simultaneous and successive language acquisition, bilingual memory and cognitive effects, and neurolinguistic and neuro-computational models of the bilingual brain Written in an accessible style by two of the field’s leading researchers, together with contributions from internationally-renowned scholars Featuring chapter-by-chapter research questions, this is an essential resource for those seeking insights into the bilingual mind and our current knowledge of the cognitive basis of bilingualism

Life with Two Languages

  • Filename: life-with-two-languages.
  • ISBN: 0674530926
  • Release Date: 1982
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: François Grosjean
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Many people consider bilinguals to be exceptional, yet almost half the world's population speaks more than one language. Bilingualism is found in every country of the world, in every class of society, in all age groups. Life with Two Languages is the first book to provide a complete and authoritative look at the nature of the bilingual experience. François Grosjean, himself a bilingual, covers the topic from each of its many angles in order to provide a balanced introduction to this fascinating phenomenon. Grosjean discusses the political and social situations that arise when languages come into contact and the policies nations have established toward their linguistic minorities in the domains of education and governance. Of particular interest is his detailed account of the psychological and social factors that lead a bilingual to choose one of her languages when speaking to another bilingual or to use both languages in the fascinating phenomenon of code-switching. The author explains how children become bilingual as quickly as they become monolingual, describes the organization of languages in the bilingual brain, and examines the legacy of bilingualism on language, as exemplified in word borrowings. Above all, Life with Two Languages puts the emphasis on the bilingual person. In a series of first-hand reports scattered throughout the book, bilinguals tell what it is like to live with two languages and describe the educational and social experiences they have undergone. Written in a clear and informative style, Life with Two Languages will appeal to professionals and students in linguistics, education, sociology, and psychology, as well as to the more casually curious.

The Bilingual Mind

  • Filename: the-bilingual-mind.
  • ISBN: 9780521888424
  • Release Date: 2014-02-06
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Aneta Pavlenko
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



If languages influence the way we think, do bilinguals think differently in their respective languages? And if languages do not affect thought, why do bilinguals often perceive such influence? For many years these questions remained unanswered because the research on language and thought had focused solely on the monolingual mind. Bilinguals were either excluded from this research as 'unusual' or 'messy' subjects, or treated as representative speakers of their first languages. Only recently did bi- and multilinguals become research participants in their own right. Pavlenko considers the socio-political circumstances that led to the monolingual status quo and shows how the invisibility of bilingual participants compromised the validity and reliability of findings in the study of language and cognition. She then shifts attention to the bilingual turn in the field and examines its contributions to the understanding of the human mind.

Bilingualism in Schools and Society

  • Filename: bilingualism-in-schools-and-society.
  • ISBN: 9780415891042
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Sarah J. Shin
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book is an introduction to the social and educational aspects of bilingualism. It presents an overview of a broad range of sociolinguistic and political issues surrounding the use of two languages, including code-switching in popular music, advertising, and online social spaces. It offers a well-informed discussion of what it means to study and live with multiple languages in a globalized world and practical advice on raising bilingual children.

The Bilingual Brain

  • Filename: the-bilingual-brain.
  • ISBN: 9780199828111
  • Release Date: 2013-11
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Arturo E. Hernandez
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Arturo Hernandez presents the results of 25 years of research into the factors that might help us to understand how two (or more) languages are stored in one brain. It is clear that the brain is not egalitarian—some languages are privileged and others are not, but why?

Dual Language Development and Disorders

  • Filename: dual-language-development-and-disorders.
  • ISBN: 1598570587
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Johanne Paradis
  • Publisher: Brookes Pub



Updated with the latest research, this second edition of the bestselling textbook fully prepares SLPs and educators to support young children who are dual language learners-and make informed decisions about assessment and intervention when a disorder is p

The Book of Disquiet

  • Filename: the-book-of-disquiet.
  • ISBN: 9781847652379
  • Release Date: 2010-12-09
  • Number of pages: 356
  • Author: Fernando Pessoa
  • Publisher: Profile Books



Sitting at his desk, Bernardo Soares imagined himself free forever of Rua dos Douradores, of his boss Vasques, of Moreira the book-keeper, of all the other employees, the errand boy, the post boy, even the cat. But if he left them all tomorrow and discarded the suit of clothes he wears, what else would he do? Because he would have to do something. And what suit would he wear? Because he would have to wear another suit. A self-deprecating reflection on the sheer distance between the loftiness of his feelings and the humdrum reality of his life, The Book of Disquiet is a classic of existentialist literature.

7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

  • Filename: 7-steps-to-raising-a-bilingual-child.
  • ISBN: 9780814400463
  • Release Date: 2008-11-13
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Naomi STEINER
  • Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn



The best time to learn a second language is as a child. During childhood, the brain is more receptive to language learning than at any other time in life. Aware that a second language can enrich their child's understanding of other cultures and bring future job opportunities in a world drawn ever closer by globalization, many parents today are motivated to raise their children bilingual. This book helps parents in both monolingual and multilingual families determine and achieve their bilingual goals for their child, whether those goals are understanding others, the ability to speak a second language, reading and/or writing in two languages, or some combination of all of these. The authors explain how the brain learns more than one language, explode common myths, address frequently asked questions, and reveal an array of resources available to families. Packed with insightful anecdotes and powerful strategies, this is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for those seeking to provide their children with a uniquely valuable experience.

Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish English Speakers

  • Filename: bilingual-language-development-and-disorders-in-spanish-english-speakers.
  • ISBN: 1557666873
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Brian Goldstein
  • Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company



With the increasing number of Spanish-English bilingual children in the U.S., both SLPs and researchers must understand speech and language developments in these children and SLPs also need reliable assessment and intervention approaches for serving bilingual children with language disorders. This comprehensive text is one of the few to offer readers in-depth theoretical and practical information on these timely topics. Focusing on children from 3 to 12 years of age, this urgently needed resource brings together more than a dozen top researchers to present developmental data, best assessment practices, and appropriate intervention approaches in the following areas: language processing skills lexical development morpho-syntactic development first language loss grammatical impairments semantic development phonological development and disorders narrative development and disorders fluency A concluding chapter provides readers with a framework for appropriate language intervention for bilingual speakers. The chapter outlines the major purposes of intervention for bilingual children with speech and language disorders, explores the debate over which language SLPs should use with bilingual children, and examines ways to promote gains in both languages. With this research-based text, SLPs will understand the complexity of language development in bilingual children and learn appropriate assessment and intervention approaches.

French Lessons

  • Filename: french-lessons.
  • ISBN: 9780226424194
  • Release Date: 1994-10-15
  • Number of pages: 221
  • Author: Alice Kaplan
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Raised the daughter of a Jewish lawyer who prosecuted Nazi war criminals, Alice escapes into another world via the French language and culture yet finds, through deconstructionist history, the existence of French fascism, and ultimately her intellectual coming of age. Reprint.

Lost in Translation

  • Filename: lost-in-translation.
  • ISBN: 9780749390709
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Eva Hoffman
  • Publisher: Random House



In 1959 13-year-old Eva Hoffman made a voyage that took her from the familiar, loved country of her childhood to the unknown New World. Her life was irrevocably divided in two. In this personal memoir, she evokes the landscapes of postwar Poland - recently war-torn, suffering oppression, yet also the land of friends, first love, first home. She then sets out to convey the shock of the disruption of exile from that home and the struggle to comprehend a suddenly alien world, in which she experienced hardships among the well-manicured lawns of suburban Vancouver. The view of an adolescent thrust into a new world with no familiar references is offered via comments on a succession of American landscapes - college education in Texas; counterculture at Harvard; the literary milieu of New York.

The Bilingual Edge

  • Filename: the-bilingual-edge.
  • ISBN: 9780061870866
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kendall King, PhD
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



It's no secret that parents want their children to have the lifelong cultural and intellectual advantages that come from being bilingual. Parents spend millions of dollars every year on classes, computer programs, and toys, all of which promise to help children learn a second language. But many of their best efforts (and investments) end in disappointment. In The Bilingual Edge, professors and parents King and Mackey wade through the hype and provide clear insights into what actually works. No matter what your language background is—whether you never passed Spanish in high school or you speak Mandarin fluently—King and Mackey will help you: select the language that will give your child the most benefits find materials and programs that will assist your child in achieving fluency identify and use your family's unique traits to maximize learning Fancy private schools and expensive materials aren't needed. Instead, The Bilingual Edge translates the latest research into interactive strategies and quick tips that even the busiest parents can use.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

  • Filename: foundations-of-bilingual-education-and-bilingualism.
  • ISBN: 1853595233
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 484
  • Author: Colin Baker
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters



This work provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written as an introductory text from a cross-disciplinary perspective, the book contains 20 chapters covering individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages. The third edition contains updated references and the latest research findings.

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