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by Staffan Andersson,Una Cunningham-Andersson

  • Author: Staffan Andersson,Una Cunningham-Andersson
  • ISBN: 0415333318
  • ISBN13: 978-0415333313
  • ePub: 1568 kb | FB2: 1981 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Education & Reference
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (June 17, 2004)
  • Pages: 176
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 820
  • Format: lit azw mbr doc
Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide ePub download

Staffan Andersson teaches computing. They are raising their four children to speak English and Swedish in Sweden.

Staffan Andersson teaches computing.

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It is packed with case studies and examples of how over fifty families around the world are coping with bilingualism.

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

She and her husband, Staffan Andersson, have raised their four children to speak English and Swedish in Sweden. This best-selling guide is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from all around the world.

This book also has an internet resources list too. I have this book and also "The Bilingual Family: A Handbook for Parents" in my library. Which I would recommend to all families going bilingual.

ISBN 13: 9780415212571. Una ; Staffan Andersson.

Structure and Process. Berlin, New Yor. 1997. Läraren, eleven, internet. U Cunningham, S Andersson.

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Una; Andersson, Staffan. This book 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 situation. This book is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with 50 families from all over the world.

This best-selling, easy-to-read guide provides sensible advice and practical help for families whose children are growing up with two languages, and for professionals working with them. It is packed with case studies and examples of how over fifty families around the world are coping with bilingualism.

Every family's situation is different, but there is a good deal that parents can do to make life with two languages easier for their children. The trials and rewards of life with two languages and cultures are discussed in detail, followed by clear guidance on supporting the child's linguistic and cultural development.

Features of this new updated edition include:

new and updated Internet resources information on the specific problems facing teenagers, and guidance on how to resolve them new research into language acquisition discussion of attitudes to immigrant communities new and updated first-hand advice and examples throughout.

Written by parents bringing up four bilingual children of their own, Growing Up with Two Languages will help all those who feel uncertain about how to help children benefit fully from their bilingual situation. It will also be useful for students on bilingualism, language acquisition and education courses.

RED
I have a multi-cultural family and we were pregnant with our first child when I put this on my baby registry because I had all kinds of questions as to how to raise our baby. One language, one parent, Secondary only in the house or what? I thought this book was going to tell me the way to do it "right" and why but it didn't. It does tell you how many varied ways you can raise a child with more than one language just as the title suggests. They don't call it 'bi-lingual' either which is kind of confusing for me as an American who is accustomed to hearing that word all of the time but their reasoning makes sense. Best part of the book? The comments by other parents who speak more than one language and their experiences. What they do, how they do it, and how it has worked for their children. It is always comforting to hear real life examples and this book provides plenty. I definitely suggest it to multi-cultural families who have questions about language.
Amarin
I expected far more substantial explanation and real-world advice. What I got was a collection of anecdotes that yielded more common sense conclusions than expert insight.

And as a parent raising bilingual, bi-racial, bi-cultural children, I really disagree with restricting the native speaking parent to their own language. To create a family bond in all directions, IMO, it has worked best for both parents to model both languages, with emphasis (of course) at home on the language not experienced in everyday life. Our child quickly-- by age two-- could easily distinguish between the two and perform his own translations when prompted.
Marige
I don't find this book to resemble a practical guide so much as one family's account of their experience. Furthermore, their experience isn't representative enough of typical bilingual families to serve many readers much good. I quickly grew tired of their personal examples and wished for more neutral guidance. As a result, I found myself struggling to bother past the first few chapters and ultimately feel I was mislead by the title and therefore selected the wrong book.
Worla
As an expectant mother of bi-cultural, bi-racial, and hopefuly bi-lingual child, I am reading any kind of books which might help me. On the contrary to many praises, this book was a big dissapointment for me. The authors keep repeating the same thing chapter after chapter, and failed to give any concrete evidence to explain why. If you just want to read many bits and pieces opinions from bilingual children's parents, this may be the right book for you. I rather recommend "The Bilingual Family."
Dalallador
good
Ericaz
This account of bilingual language acquisition is a fantastic how-to guide for all parents hoping to bring up their children with more than one language. I found the style very accessible and the pointers for creating your own bilingual family very useful.

Still a work in progress for us - our baby is only 3 months old - but we're putting into practice the Andersson's recommendations, so time will tell!
Nargas
Just what I needed!
It's a good book to give you some heads up on what to expect if you use two languages in the house. Lots of examples from other families.
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