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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... Switzerland and Belgium and that bilinguals have equal speaking and writing fluency in their languages ... less well than the other ( and often with an accent ) and many can only read or write one of the languages they speak .
... as Andrew Ellis points out in Reading , Writing and Dyslexia : A Cognitive Analysis ( Hillsdale , NJ : Lawrence ... who cannot read and write it ) all the way to the professional interpreter who is totally fluent in two languages .
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 ...
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 in Zurich , writes of the very special case of prenatal language learning . Jennifer Frengel , a graduate of the ...
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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