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Invisible Work: Bilingualism, language choice and childrearing in intermarried families

@inproceedings{Okita2002InvisibleWB,
  title={Invisible Work: Bilingualism, language choice and childrearing in intermarried families},
  author={Toshie Okita},
  year={2002}
}
There is growing recognition that ‘context’ is important for bilingual language development, but understanding of that context remains underdeveloped. This innovative study, spanning the fields of bilingualism, ethnicity and family studies, shows how language use in intermarried families is deeply intertwined with the experience of everyday childrearing, in specific socio-historical contexts. This is why, despite good intentions, expert advice and effort, bilingual-child rearing often… 
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