How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
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.