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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This book , one of the very first accounts by an individual presenting his own perceptions as a speaker of more than one language , opened the door of research into individual bilingualism and has been a catalyst of new insights into ...
Researchers are now starting to view the bilingual not so much as the sum of two ( or more ) complete or incomplete monolinguals but rather as a specific and fully competent speaker - hearer who has developed a communicative competence ...
The social origins of the speaker have given rise to new debate ( Bernstein and Brannan 1996 ) in which the links between the speaker's social background and her speech ( whether " restricted " or " elaborate " ) comes into question .
That is , if an auditorily inclined person was exposed to Czech from birth through the first two years of life , in a consistent manner and from a native speaker ( though he never consciously " learned " the language ) , he stands a ...
There is a great difference between the teenager who falls in love with the speaker of a foreign language and learns it quickly , and the teenager who has been taken out of her home country due to her dad's two - year move abroad ...
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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