A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism
A practical introduction to questions of bilingualism for parents, many of which reflect central issues about bilingualism in the home. The book aims to raise awareness about the challenges often faced as bilingual family life develops and the decisions that have to be made.
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