ERIC Number: EJ293384
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Living with Two Languages.
Dodson, C. J.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v4 n6 p401-14 1983
Refutes earlier ideas that encouraging bilingualism at a young age retards learning and causes behavioral problems, confusion and anxiety. Considers as sources of learning problems, long overlooked factors such as socioeconomic status, minority affiliation, and society's attitude toward the language of instruction or the dominant language. Suggests bilingualism can be facilitated in young children by providing medium-orientated language-play activities. (SL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Preschool Playgroups Association (22nd, Llandudno, Wales, March 25-27, 1983).