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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What , You Speak Only One Language !? A Trilingual Family's Story Nicola Küpelikilinç 151 IV . SOCIETY AND LANGUAGES 163 14. Third Culture Kids : A Special Case for Foreign Language Learning 165 Tracey Tokuhama - Espinosa 15.
As for bilinguals themselves , the majority acquired their languages at various times during their lives and are rarely equally fluent in them ; many speak one of their languages less well than the other ( and often with an accent ) and ...
speaking more than one language may be the norm in the world , Grosjean emphasizes that multiliteracy skills are an exception ; indeed , as Andrew Ellis points out in Reading , Writing and Dyslexia : A Cognitive Analysis ( Hillsdale ...
It is thus perfectly normal to find bilinguals who can only read and write one of their languages , who have reduced speaking fluency in a language they only use with a limited number of people , or who can only speak about a particular ...
What language do bilinguals do math in ? Is there such a thing as a " superior " language ? What is the best way to cultivate multiliteracy skills ? Why do I feel like a different person when I use Spanish than when I speak in English ?
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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