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ERIC Number: ED443291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 208
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85359-465-2
The Care and Education of Young Bilinguals: An Introduction for Professionals.
Baker, Colin
This book is a comprehensive introduction for all professionals working with bilingual children. For speech therapists, physicians, psychologists, counselors, teachers, special needs personnel, and many others, this book addresses the most important issues at a practical level. It is written in simple, nontechnical terms accessible to the layman and provides a brief but comprehensive introduction. Areas addressed include the following: the nature of bilingual children; the everyday language use of bilinguals; the advantages of the bilingual child; the personality and social development of bilinguals; identity issues and solutions; children as interpreters; code-switching; bilinguals and their families; childhood trilingualism; home and school relationships; language assessment and speech therapy in the bilingual context; migrants and refugee bilinguals; the assessment of bilingual children; language delays and disorders; the development of biliteracy; prejudice reduction in school; and bilingual classrooms. The book is divided into 13 chapters and has an index, glossary, and bibliography. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading. Scholarly references appear throughout the text. (KFT)
Multilingual Matters Ltd., UTP, 2250 Military Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150 (hardback: ISBN-0-85359-466-0, $49.95; paperback: ISBN-1-85359-465-2, $15.95). Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced in association with Anne Sienkewicz.