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Title: Children's Language and Multilingualism
Subtitle: Indigenous Language Use at Home and School
Edited By: Jane H. Simpson
Gillian Wigglesworth
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9780826495167
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826495176
ISBN-13: 9780826495174
Pages: 336
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