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Children's Language and Multilingualism free pdf This is an accessible survey of the linguistic issues facing children growing up in indigenous communities.All over the world there are children who learn one (or more) language at home and then have to learn another language when they attend school. In some cases this is because children come from immigrant backgrounds- in other cases children come from indigenous communities in countries which have been colonised. This book illustrates the linguistic diversity that can be found in such communities. It examines a wide range of factors which relate to the divergence between home and school language for children growing up in indigenous multilingual communities."Children's Language and Multilingualism" explains concisely and clearly why educators, health specialists, government bodies and politicians need to understand the importance of these differences for children's social and linguistic development, particularly in relation to education and social policy. Never far from the surface are the well-documented benefits of bi- and multilingualism in education nationally and internationally. This accessible survey of the linguistic issues facing children growing up in indigenous communities will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of multilingualism and language acquisition.

About Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney, Australia. Gillian Wigglesworth is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Author : Jane Simpson
Publisher : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Data Published : 07 August 2008
ISBN : 0826495176
EAN : 9780826495174
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 311 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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