Growing Up with Two Languages

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Routledge, Aug 1, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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Una Cunningham-Andersson and Staffan Andersson are the parents of four children who have grown up speaking English and Swedish. This book is based on their personal experiences with the trials and rewards of life with two languages. The Anderssons' experiences are further illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from all around the world. They discuss the various systems families develop and recognize that every family is unique. Filled with invaluable practical advice for parents and professionals, this book provides guidelines on how to support children's linguistic development and enable them to gain maximum benefit from living with two languages.

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Cunningham-Andersson is a lecturer in English Phonetics at the University of Stockholm.

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