Care and Education of Young Bilinguals An Introduction for Professionals

ISBN-10: 1853594652

ISBN-13: 9781853594656

Edition: 2000 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: Colin Baker

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This text is a comprehensive introduction for all professionals working with bilingual children. For speech therapists, doctors, psychologists, counsellors, teachers, special needs personnel, the book addresses important issues at a practical level.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Publication date: 5/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Getting to Know Bilingual Children
Introduction
Who Is Bilingual? Essential Definitions And Distinctions For Professionals
Double Meanings? The Child's Mother Tongue
Two Equal Languages? Balanced Bilinguals
Two Underdeveloped Languages? Double 'Semilingualism'
Creme de la Creme? Prestigious Bilinguals
Triple Tongues? Multilingual Children
The Advantages of the Bilingual Child
Introduction
Do Bilingual Children Have Advantages? The Modern View
Two Views of Bilinguals: Fractional or Holistic?
Bilingual Characters: The Personality and Social Development of Bilinguals
Insiders or Outsiders? Bilingualism and Immigration
Bilingual Belonging? Identity Issues and Solutions
The Everyday Use of Language by Bilingual Children
Introduction
Choice Language: The Language Use of Bilingual Children
Sensitive Listeners? Bilingualism and Sensitivity in Communication
To Rephrase--Children as Interpreters
Moving Between Languages--Codeswitching
In Other Words--The Functions and Results of Codeswitching
Bilingual Children and Families
Introduction
Types of Bilingual Families
The Development of Bilingualism in Children
Childhood Trilingualism
Bilingualism and Marriage
Bilingual Children in Communities
Introduction
Language Communities
Language Minorities
A Categorization of Language Minorities
Immigration, Emigration and Language
Ethnic Identity
Diglossia
Language Boundaries: The Territorial and Personality Principles
Dialects and Bilingualism
Bilingual Children and Thinking
Introduction
Bilingualism and Intelligence
Bilingualism and Creative Thinking
Bilingualism and Metalinguistic Awareness
Common Underlying Proficiency and Separate Underlying Proficiency
Thresholds Theory
The Education of Bilingual Children
Introduction
Home and School Relationships
Community Language Education
The Empowerment of Bilingual Children
The Nature and Aims of Bilingual Education
Different Styles of Bilingual Education
The Bilingual Classroom
Introduction
Language Allocation in Bilingual Classrooms
Recent Approaches to Bilingual Teaching and Learning
Developing Biliterate Children
Introduction
Literacy Among Bilingual Students
The Development of Biliteracy
Bilingual Children with Special Needs
Introduction
Explanations of Under-Achievement in Bilinguals
Bilingualism and Learning Difficulties
Language Delay and Language Disorder
Language and Speech Therapy in a Bilingual Context
The Assessment and Education of Bilingual Children with Special Needs
Introduction
Assessment of Bilingual Children
Bilingual Special Education
Multiculturalism, Racism and Bilingual Children
Introduction
Multicultural Education for All
Anti-Racism and Prejudice Reduction in School
Immigrants and Refugee Children
Curriculum Adaptation with Immigrants and Refugee Students
The Politics Surrounding Bilingual Children
Introduction
Language as a Problem, a Right and a Resource
The Assimilation of Language Minorities
Integration and Language Minorities
Cultural Pluralism
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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