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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It is impossible for an adult to learn a new language as fast as a child . 5. ... BY LEARNING MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE , CHILDREN CAN SUFFER " BRAIN OVERLOAD " I have heard more than a few dozen well - meaning , thoughtful , intelligent ...
Second , some adults see children with " too many " languages as being slower than their peers when it comes to academics . Bilingualism is an easy target when problems arise at school . It is true that multilinguals begin speaking ...
As recently as the 1980s , questions were raised about deepening dyslexia problems if many languages were " layered " on a child . The social origins of the speaker have given rise to new debate ( Bernstein and Brannan 1996 ) in which ...
practice with the phonic alphabet ( s ) , again emphasizing that the bilingual dyslexic child will be faced with the challenge of additional reading practice . 4. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR AN ADULT TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE AS FAST AS A CHILD ...
An additional idea contributing to this argument might come from the mind of a child . If I can roller - skate , and I can ski , then why shouldn't I be able to roller - blade or use a scooter , which is very similar ?
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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