Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children

This book sets a high standard for rigor and scientific approach to the study of bilingualism and provides new insights regarding the critical issues of theory and practice, including the interdependence of linguistic knowledge in ...

Author: D. Kimbrough Oller

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853595705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book sets a high standard for rigor and scientific approach to the study of bilingualism and provides new insights regarding the critical issues of theory and practice, including the interdependence of linguistic knowledge in bilinguals, the role of socioeconomic status, the effect of different language usage patterns in the home, and the role of schooling by single-language immersion as opposed to systematic training in both home and target languages. The rich landscape of outcomes reported in the volume will provide a frame for interpretation and understanding of effects of bilingualism for years to come.

Language and Literacy Development in Bilingual Settings

Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this book explores how English language learners develop both the oral language and literacy skills necessary for school success.

Author: Aydin Yücesan Durgunoglu

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606239551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this book explores how English language learners develop both the oral language and literacy skills necessary for school success. Chapters examine the cognitive bases of English acquisition, and how the process is different for children from alphabetic (such as Spanish) and nonalphabetic (such as Chinese) language backgrounds. The book addresses a key challenge facing educators and clinicians: identifying students whose poor English skills may indicate an underlying impairment, as opposed to still-developing language proficiency. Implications for diagnosis, intervention, and instruction are highlighted throughout.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment.

Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 9781400009503

Category: Education

Page: 368

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If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren’t sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment. It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child’s daily routine. Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child’s academic performance and explains that learning languages at a young age can actually enhance a child’s overall intellectual development. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bilingual Children s Language and Literacy Development

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Author: Roger Barnard

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853597112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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This book contains case studies relating the experience of bilingual children in various settings in New Zealand primary schools. The contexts include a Maori bilingual school, a Samoan bilingual unit, and mainstream classrooms which cater for immigrant and deaf children. Suggestions for educational policy, teacher development and research are made.

Emergent Literacy Spectrum of Bilingual Children in India

The book provides crucial knowledge and useful tips for professionals, teachers, and informed parents in their teaching-learning activities with children.

Author: Prema K. S. Rao

Publisher:

ISBN: 1536189251

Category:

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Literacy is an individual's ability to read and write. The complexities of skills required to be literate raise an intriguing question: "how does one become literate?" Literacy skills emerge during early childhood (known as emergent literacy) and lead a child towards the path of reading. Many precursors such as oral language skills, phonological awareness skills, and written language (print) awareness skills facilitate the development of emergent literacy. The subcomponents within each of these precursors have a very intricate relationship with one another. The attempts made over the last few decades to understand the components of literacy, the stages of literacy acquisition in children, and literacy failure in school children are evident in research reports, but the focus appears to be skewed towards monolingual children. As a result, a void exists when one encounters a bilingual child for assessment. However, studies from linguistically diverse countries in recent years highlight the differences in early literacy behaviors of monolingual children and bilingual children. As a consequence, the knowledge gap is slowly narrowing to recognize the emergent literacy spectrum in bilingual children who are known to have cognitive advantages. Since cognition, language, and literacy fall on a continuum, there are bound to be advantages for bilingual/multilingual children in the development of early literacy behaviors. The available information supports the idea of cognitive benefits derived through exposure to languages, emphasizing that communication is more important than the specific linguistic units used by the teachers. Emergent Literacy Spectrum of Bilingual Children in India describes the concepts, components, and dimensions of literacy and emergent literacy; bilingualism; language and script-diaspora in the Indian context; the continuum of language and literacy; language policy for education in India; challenges for identification, assessment, and promotion of emergent literacy skills in India; and typical examples in Indian languages with research evidence for understanding the spectrum of emergent literacy in bilingual children. A theoretical rationale is given for each of the concepts followed by simple descriptions, examples, and illustrations. The book provides crucial knowledge and useful tips for professionals, teachers, and informed parents in their teaching-learning activities with children. Researchers may explore the ideas discussed in the monograph by pursuing studies to augment our knowledge of the acquisition of literacy in bilingual children. The author's many years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the Indian subcontinent suggests that there is scanty information on emergent literacy in Indian bilingual children. Several interactions held with professionals and preschool teachers during workshops and seminars have indicated that there is a great need to enhance the knowledge base on emergent/early literacy, its development, and the likelihood of failures in literacy acquisition in children. The publication is useful to all professionals working with young children, educational administrators as well as policymakers.

Understanding Language and Literacy Development

Innovative and timely, this is an invaluable resource to assist in meeting the teaching challenges of 21st-century classrooms.

Author: Xiao-lei Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470674291

Category: Education

Page: 455

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"Connects language and literacy development to identity and motivation to contextualize learning styles for pre-service teachers"--

Bilinguality and Literacy

The new edition of Bilinguality and Literacy argues that bilingual children's literacy learning in English is necessarily an intercultural process.

Author: Manjula Datta

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474276238

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The new edition of Bilinguality and Literacy argues that bilingual children's literacy learning in English is necessarily an intercultural process. Children's voices are strong in this revised, updated and expanded edition and looks closely at bilingual children's writing development in view of the Ofsted statement that 'fluent bilingual pupils struggle with writing (2003).' Bilinguality and Literacy will be of interest to undergraduate students of applied linguistics, teacher training courses, and academics researching multilingualism and literacy.

Home Pages

This book aims to show how teachers can build on children's home experience when they write in the classroom.

Author: Charmian Kenner

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1858562120

Category: Education

Page: 92

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By the time children come to school they have participated in literacy events in English and perhaps other languages at home. The texts used in these events such as alphabet charts, calendars, newspapers and videos are significant, helping children to understand how written language works. This book aims to show how teachers can build on children's home experience when they write in the classroom. Based on a year-long research project in a south London nursery class, the book offers practical guidance on creating a multilingual literacy environment in the early years. Ideas include finding out about children's literacy worlds, encouraging families to bring materials in home languages into school and inviting parents to act as readers and writers in the classroom. Case studies show how children can all benefit from multilingual literacy activities as part of the curriculum , finding a role for themselves as writers, comparing script systems, and preparing texts for specific purposes. The author grounds her discussion in a theoretical framework which unites research on emergent literacy with that on bilingual learning and illustrates this lively account with examples of children's writing.

Bilingualism in Development

Describes how intellectual development of bilingual children differs from that of monolingual children.

Author: Ellen Bialystok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521635071

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Describes how intellectual development of bilingual children differs from that of monolingual children.

Language Power and Pedagogy

In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the ...

Author: Prof. Jim Cummins

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698445

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 345

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Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the exception rather than the rule, particularly in urban areas. This shift in demographic realities entails enormous challenges for educators and policy-makers. What do teachers need to know in order to teach effectively in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts? How long does it take second language learners to acquire proficiency in the language of school instruction? What are the differences between attaining conversational fluency in everyday contexts and developing proficiency in the language registers required for academic success? What adjustments do we need to make in curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure that second-language learners understand what is being taught and are assessed in a fair and equitable manner? How long do we need to wait before including second-language learners in high-stakes national examinations and assessments? What role (if any) should be accorded students’ first language in the curriculum? Do bilingual education programs work well for poor children from minority-language backgrounds or should they be reserved only for middle-class children from the majority or dominant group? In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society.

Childhood Bilingualism

This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and ...

Author: Peggy D. McCardle

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853598692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.

Literacy Success for Emergent Bilinguals

This practical book will help early childhood teachers (preK–2) understand and respond to the multiple influences (school, home, and societal) that affect emergent bilingual children’s academic achievement.

Author: Theresa A. Roberts

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807775585

Category: Education

Page: 165

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This practical book will help early childhood teachers (preK–2) understand and respond to the multiple influences (school, home, and societal) that affect emergent bilingual children’s academic achievement. The author explains the foundations of first- and second-language development and then provides teaching and curriculum practices specific to reading and English language arts. Chapters address incorporating first-language strengths, acquiring a second language, learning to read, building vocabulary, comprehending and thinking with text and language, helping children persevere, and more. Approaches for collaborating with families accompany each chapter. This book is designed to help teachers understand the underlying principles so they can modify, develop, and adjust their practice to be most effective for the emergent bilingual children they teach. It is a valuable resource for developing bilingual programs, teacher preparation, and professional development. “An excellent resource for PreK–2 educators who need to know how to effectively implement school standards and fortify children's primary languages to guarantee their success.” —Anita Pandey, Morgan State University & Author, Language Building Blocks: Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators “It is rare to find a scholar with as much commitment to making research real for teachers as Theresa Roberts. This book is a gift to teachers and to teacher education.” —Sharon Walpole, Delaware University “This book offers critical information that will enable educators to start students down the road of literacy and language mastery from the moment they enter a classroom.” —Sara Tellman Veloz, founder, Buckerfield Educational Consulting, Inc.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Teaches parents who want their children to learn a second language how to create a positive bilingual environment by integrating two languages into a child's daily routine.

Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1400023343

Category: Education

Page: 346

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Teaches parents who want their children to learn a second language how to create a positive bilingual environment by integrating two languages into a child's daily routine.

Multilingualism Literacy and Dyslexia

With the increase in international schools around the globe and the ever growing desire for parents to ensure that their children become proficient in English, this book will appeal to teachers, teaching assistants, specialists, and all ...

Author: Lindsay Peer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317482963

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This fully revised new edition provides advice on the identification, assessment and support of bilingual learners and assists practitioners in identifying the difference between literacy difficulties due to bilingualism or multilingualism and dyslexia. An essential text for staff development, it includes innovative approaches in technology and teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners and advice on learning additional languages. With contributions from experts from across the globe, this book will provide guidance on key themes, including: the assessment of multilingual learners the impact of dyslexia on bilingualism the literacy challenges facing learners from Indigenous cultures the role of the SENCO in identifying children with English as an additional language and Dyslexia the emotional needs of learners with bi/multilingualism and Dyslexia This book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development and language learning. With the increase in international schools around the globe and the ever growing desire for parents to ensure that their children become proficient in English, this book will appeal to teachers, teaching assistants, specialists, and all other practitioners who work with bi/multilingual children.

Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children

Oller, D.K. and Eilers, R.E. (eds) (2002) Language and Literacy in Bilingual
Children (Child Language and Child Development, 2). Clevedon: Multilingual
Matters. Oriyama, K. (2011) The effects of the sociocultural context on heritage
language ...

Author: Raphael Berthele

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783099061

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers and presents the results of four different quantitative studies that investigate the transfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual language development. The empirical studies focus on different populations of pupils, most of them located in various parts of Switzerland, and emphasise the potential residing in shared or transferred resources between their heritage languages and the languages spoken in the region to which their family has immigrated. The goal of all studies was to gain an understanding of the factors, both linguistic and non-linguistic in nature, that contribute to the development of language skills in both the heritage and school languages. Theoretical assumptions are put to the test via hypothesis testing and the generally shared assumptions on bilingual education are questioned based on the data. Furthermore, methodological problems in the investigation of linguistic interdependence are discussed. This book contributes to the scholarly investigation of potential beneficial effects in academic proficiency across languages in migrant children.

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Language. and. Literacy. in. Bilingual. Children. in. the. Early. School. Years. D.
Kimbrough Oller and Linda Jarmulowicz Background and Goals Importance of
research on literacy in bilingual children Research on reading development in ...

Author: Erika Hoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405194594

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

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The Blackwell Handbook of Language Development provides a comprehensive treatment of the major topics and current concerns in the field; exploring the progress of 21st century research, its precursors, and promising research topics for the future. Provides comprehensive treatments of the major topics and current concerns in the field of language development Explores foundational and theoretical approaches Focuses on the 21st century's research into the areas of brain development, computational skills, bilingualism, education, and cross-cultural comparison Looks at language development in infancy through early childhood, as well as atypical development Considers the past work, present research, and promising topics for the future. Broad coverage makes this an excellent resource for graduate students in a variety of disciplines

Research Methods in Child Language

Gathercole, V.C.M. (2002a) Command of the mass/count distinction in bilingual
and monolingual children: an English morphosyntactic distinction. In D.K. Oller
and R.E. Eilers (eds), Language and literacy in bilingual children (pp. 175–206).

Author: Erika Hoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444344011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the methods researchers use to study child language, written by experienced scholars in the study of language development. Presents a comprehensive survey of laboratory and naturalistic techniques used in the study of different domains of language, age ranges, and populations, and explains the questions addressed by each technique Presents new research methods, such as the use of functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study the activity of the brain Expands on more traditional research methods such as collection, transcription, and coding of speech samples that have been transformed by new hardware and software

Developing Language and Literacy 3 8

Further resource material for each chapter accompanies the book on the SAGE website- www.sagepub.co.uk/Browne. This book will be an essential guide for early years and primary trainee teachers.

Author: Ann Browne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446242137

Category: Education

Page: 320

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'I would thoroughly recommend this as a book which enables and empowers at many levels of experience. Every staff room should have a copy' - English Four to Eleven The Third Edition of Developing Language and Literacy 3 - 8 is an insightful introduction to teaching and learning English in the early years. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect requirements for teaching English in the early years, including the new curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the new Primary Framework. It covers all aspects of language and literacy and draws on contemporary ideas, research and classroom expertise to guide practice. The book includes chapters on: - Speaking and Listening - Reading - Resources for Language and Literacy - Writing - Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation - Bilingual Learners - Language, Literacy and Gender - Children with Difficulties - Involving Parents and Carers - Assessment - Planning Along with activities to promote reflective practice, the author provides suggestions for further reading, and useful websites. Further resource material for each chapter accompanies the book on the SAGE website- www.sagepub.co.uk/Browne. This book will be an essential guide for early years and primary trainee teachers.

The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Bilingualism as a window into the language faculty: The acquisition of objects in
French-speaking children in bilingual ... of Spanish–English bilinguals: Impact of
mother–child language interactions and home language and literacy support.

Author: Tej K. Bhatia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118332412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 968

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**Honored as a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Comprising state-of-the-art research, this substantially expanded and revised Handbook discusses the latest global and interdisciplinary issues across bilingualism and multilingualism. Includes the addition of ten new authors to the contributor team, and coverage of seven new topics ranging from global media to heritage language learning Provides extensively revised coverage of bilingual and multilingual communities, polyglot aphasia, creolization, indigenization, linguistic ecology and endangered languages, multilingualism, and forensic linguistics Brings together a global team of internationally-renowned researchers from different disciplines Covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling Assesses the latest issues in worldwide linguistics, including the phenomena and the conceptualization of 'hyperglobalization', and emphasizes geographical centers of global conflict and commerce

Language and Literacy for the Early Years

This core text for early childhood studies and early years students focuses on communication, language and literacy in the pre-school years.

Author: Sally Neaum

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857257413

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This core text for early childhood studies and early years students focuses on communication, language and literacy in the pre-school years. The text begins by discussing language acquisition and development covering development theory, talking with babies and the factors that affect development. It goes on to give guidance on how to support children's language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling. Finally, it examines the roots of literacy and asks 'what comes before phonics?' Interactive activities are included throughout to engage the reader and research focus features help students make essential links between theory and practice.