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Title: Developing in Two Languages
Subtitle: Korean Children in America
Written By: Sarah J. Shin
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=18535967465
Series Title: Child Language & Child Development
Description:

This book sheds light on some of the common myths around being bilingual and explores the processes of dual language development among Korean
American children. It sensibly argues that the bilingualism of linguistic minority children is a resource to be cultivated and treasured, not a problem to be overcome.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Korean
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ISBN: 1853597473
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Pages: 200
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ISBN: 1853597465
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200
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