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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... 8.1 Bilingual Children in Math Survey 9.1 Language Tones Measured in Hertz 12.1 Summary of the Families Involved in the Study 12.2 Country - Language Dominant Versus Family - Language Dominant Trilinguals 12.3 Parents ' Responses to ...
Introduction In the spring of 1999 , I began giving workshops and lectures based on Raising Multilingual Children : Foreign Language Acquisition and Children , which I was writing at the time as a practical guide for parents , teachers ...
Andrea Bader - Rusch ( " Languages and the Womb " ) , founder of a parents and early childhood development organization ... as a parent attempting to raise a bilingual daughter and shares her many insights in " Bilingualism from Birth .
BY LEARNING MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE , CHILDREN CAN SUFFER " BRAIN OVERLOAD " I have heard more than a few dozen well - meaning , thoughtful , intelligent parents , as well as teachers and even some doctors , make this statement .
Neurologically , the infant , the five - yearold , the teenager , and the parent have brains of different sizes , and different experiences to rely on when learning a new language . Second , some adults see children with " too many ...
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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