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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... with Visitors 12.5 Choice of Language for Trilingual Children's Education 21.1 Percentage of Dyslexics by Country 141 141 143 143 146 251 FIGURES 12.1 142 Dominant Language Between Parents in Trilingual Families Cultural Definitions ...
This is true for 95 percent of righthanded people and 70 percent of left - handed people ( the rest have their primary language area either spread bilaterally — over the left and right hemispheresor are right - hemisphere dominant for ...
A very small percentage of the world's population is auditorily inclined , that is , they have " a good ear . ... or a gift for mathematical skills , which I estimate to be around 10 percent of the world's population .
Ninety - five percent of right - handed people in the world have the left frontal and parietal lobes as the main language area . These incorporate Wernicke's area and Broca's area , which are connected by the arcuate fasciculus .
5 percent of right - handed people and 30 percent of left - handed people do not . Thus most of the world has the main language area in the same place . What about foreign languages ? If someone learns two languages from birth ...
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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