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.
First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning
This book focuses on the use of the first language in communicative or immersion-type classrooms. Through the intersection of theory, practice, curriculum and policy, the volume calls for a reconceptualization of code-switching as something that both proficient and aspiring bilinguals do naturally, and as a practice that is inherently linked with bilingual code-switching.