ERIC Number: ED265959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Fostering Bilingualism in Early Childhood in an English-Speaking Home.
The decision of parents whose native language is English to raise their child bilingually prompted a review of the literature concerning approaches to fostering infant bilingualism. The review focuses on (1) language strategies most often adopted by the bilingual family, such as dichotomy and alteration; (2) other family variables; (3) the Grammont formula; (4) setting and function; (5) factors related to person; (6) violations of the person/language rule; (7) issues of inclusion and exclusion related to language selection; (8) dominance and balance; and (9) alternative educational programs. The concluding section of the review offers 17 guidelines parents might adopt in their endeavor to foster bilingualism in their young children. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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