The Multilingual Mind: Issues Discussed By, For, and about People Living with Many Languages
This book tackles common misconceptions about polyglots (too many languages can cause brain overload, some languages are easier to learn than others, an adult cannot learn a foreign language as fast as a child, etc.)
Other topics include:
- Curriculum choice
- Teaching languages using the multiple intelligences
- How different education systems can influence multilingual skills
- Language's relationship to mental tasks such as music and math
- Languages from the womb and bilingualism from birth
- The growth of the trilingual family
- The societal situation of third culture kids (those growing outside of their parents' native country)
- A special case for foreign language development
- The emerging cross-area study of multilingualism and cosmopolitanism
- Questions of linguistic identity
- Challenges to normal foreign language learning, such as dyslexia, Downs Syndrome, and deafness
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... the United States of America The paper used in this book complies with the Permanent Paper Standard issued by the National Information Standards Organization ( Z39.48-1984 ) . 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Copyright Acknowledgment The editor ...
Two - Way Immersion Programs in the United States Jennifer Frengel II . MATH , MUSIC , AND MULTILINGUALS 63 6. The Relationship Between Musical Ability and Foreign Languages : Communication via Sounds and via Words Tracey Tokuhama ...
Not because it is a beautiful language spoken by millions around the world , and particularly useful in the United States , but rather because it was " easier " than German ? Don't we cringe at the idea of being sent overseas by our ...
THE ABILITY TO SPEAK MANY LANGUAGES IS A TYPE OF INTELLIGENCE In the Western world , and particularly in the United States , we are emerging from a trend of categorization that excluded most of our population from the " intellectual ...
The United States is no exception . While there is no official national language , it is assumed that education is conducted in English , though millions of families speak something other than English at home . 10.
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Teaching Languages Using the Multiple Intelligences and the Senses
The Role of the Sense of Smell in Language Learning
TwoWay Immersion Programs in the United States
MATH MUSIC AND MULTILINGUALS
The Relationship Between Musical Ability and Foreign Languages Communication via Sounds and via Words
SOCIETY AND LANGUAGES
Third Culture Kids A Special Case for Foreign Language Learning
The Yellow Streetcar Shaping a Polyphonic Identity
Linguistic Hegemony Is There a Superior Language?
Foreign Adoption and Bilingualism
Bringing Up Bilingual Children in Scarce Language Environments How the Internet Can Help
Multilingualism and Cosmopolitanism
Language Math and Thought Vygotskys Concept of Inner Speech
DEGREES OF MULTILINGUALISM
In the Beginning Was the Word Language and the Womb
First Choice Option From Birth
Bilingualism from Birth
Trilingualism A Study of Children Growing Up with Three Languages
What You Speak Only One Language? A Trilingual Familys Story
A Voice within a Voice Federman TranslatingTranslating Federman
Challenges to Normal Bilingualism Downs Syndrome Deafness and Dyslexia
About the Editor and Contributors