Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them

Author:   Una Cunningham
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Edition:   4th New edition
ISBN:  

9780815380535


Pages:   206
Publication Date:   10 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Our Price $179.00 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them


Add your own review!

Overview

Growing Up with Two Languages provides a highly accessible account of the stages of language development, describes and evaluates the various systems and strategies that can be adopted and looks at the problems that can occur when a child is exposed to two languages and cultures. Combining research-informed advice and the experience of parents raising children as speakers of a wide range of languages in every populated continent in the world, this book and its associated web material will answer questions, offer tried and tested strategies to keep children speaking a minority language, and provide material to enlist the support of the extended family, teachers and others. The perspective of adults who were themselves raised speaking more than one language is included. New to this edition is a chapter focusing on families raising children as speakers of indigenous and threatened languages as well as chapters for teachers and health professionals who want to know more about multilingual child language development and how they can support parents to continue speaking their language with their children. With new and updated first-hand advice, Internet resources and examples throughout, this book also includes a chapter that introduces important recent research into multilingual children and further reading guides for those who want to know more. This book is for parents who are raising or plan to raise children as speakers of more than one language, and for the teachers and healthcare workers who meet and can support them.

Full Product Details

Author:   Una Cunningham
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Edition:   4th New edition
Weight:   0.562kg
ISBN:  

9780815380535


ISBN 10:   0815380534
Pages:   206
Publication Date:   10 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Every family with two languages should have this book! Stephen Ryan, The Bilingual Family Newsletter This is a truly valuable book for anyone living in a multilingual situation. Drawing on her own experience and on research, Una Cunningham addresses the questions that parents, teachers, and others may have about what's best for children living multilingual lives. While the adults will welcome this book, its real value is in showing how we can enrich the lives of children growing up with two or more languages. John Macalister, Victoria University of Wellington, Australia Based on sound research and personal experience, this book answers questions crucial for parents and educators embarking on a fascinating journey towards bilingual upbringing. Combining theory and practice, the book offers guidelines for practitioners as well as insights for students and researchers. Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Lodz, Poland


Author Information

Una Cunningham is Professor of English Language Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. She has worked in language education in Sweden, Spain, Vietnam, Poland and New Zealand. She and her husband, Staffan Andersson, raised their four children to speak English and Swedish in Sweden.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List