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Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research

  title={Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research},
  author={Kendall A. King and Lyn Fogle},
T he purpose of this digest is to help pediatricians, speech language pathologists, classroom teachers, and other professionals who work with bilingual children and their parents understand common parental concerns related to bilingual childrearing and become familiar with the current science on bilingual child development. Greater insight into both issues will allow these professionals to provide more effective and scientifically sound advice to parents. A growing number of U.S. parents view… 
Raising Bilingual Children
The results show that parents wanted their children to be bilingual, and stated that the benefits of bilingualism included better career opportunities, and preservation of culture and native language.
Views of parents preferring to raise a bilingual child
ABSTRACT This study aims to compare the views of parents living in their own country or abroad on raising bilingual children. At the end of the study, we found that parents from both groups gave
Bilingual Parenting as Good Parenting: Parents' Perspectives on Family Language Policy for Additive Bilingualism
This paper investigates how parents explain, frame and defend their particular family language policies. We focus here on 24 families who are attempting to achieve additive Spanish-English
Parental language input patterns and children's bilingual use
  • A. D. Houwer
  • Linguistics, Psychology
    Applied Psycholinguistics
  • 2007
This article reports on a study that addresses the following question: why do some children exposed to two languages from early on fail to speak those two languages? Questionnaire data were collected
Good practices in bilingual children
It is a matter of considerable concern with the large and growing dual language population, how to properly recognize normal and abnormal dual language development, and several important implications can be derived from extant developmental and clinical research.
Input and language development in bilingually developing children.
The rate of development in single and total language growth, effects of quantity of input and quality of input on growth, and effects of family composition on language input and language growth in bilingual children are described.
The Nature of Spanish versus English Language Use at Home.
Home language experiences are important for children’s development of language and literacy. However, the home language context is complex, especially for Spanish-speaking children in the United
Parents’ Attitudes Toward Sending Their Children to a Bilingual School in Salatiga
At the present time, many parents want their children to be able to speak in both their mother tongue and English. Children in three to twelve years old have a better chance to learn English, so the
Independent Contributions of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Language and Literacy Practices: Associations With Children’s Kindergarten Skills Across Linguistically Diverse Households
ABSTRACT Research Findings: Home language and literacy inputs have been consistently linked with enhanced language and literacy skills among children. Most studies have focused on maternal inputs
Understanding home language use in Chinese families who are living in the United States
More than half the world’s population is bilingual (Faroqi-Shah et al, 2010), and more than 55 million people in the U.S. are bilingual (Grosjean, 2012). However, many U.S. immigrants will become


Bilingual Parenting as Good Parenting: Parents' Perspectives on Family Language Policy for Additive Bilingualism
This paper investigates how parents explain, frame and defend their particular family language policies. We focus here on 24 families who are attempting to achieve additive Spanish-English
One parent, one language
This volume examines the relationship between young children's degrees of bilingualism and features of the verbal input which these children receive from their parents. In particular, it seeks to
Loss of Family Languages: Should Educators Be Concerned?
ed in English proficiency (LEP) (Macias, 1998). Their knowledge of English is so limited that without linguistic help they are excluded "from effective participation in the educational program
Can bilingual two-year-olds code-switch?
  • E. Lanza
  • Linguistics
    Journal of child language
  • 1992
An investigation into the formal aspects of the child's mixing and the context of the mixing reveals that she does differentiate her language use in contextually sensitive ways, hence that she can code-switch.
Bilingual education : issues and strategies
PART ONE: ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES Bilingual Education - Amado M Padilla Issues and Perspectives History of Language Minority - Marguerite Malakoff and Kenji Hakuta Education in the United States PART
Bilingualism in international families
This paper discusses patterns of language use in international families where the native language of one parent is Japanese and the other English. First, the demographic and linguistic background of
Language Mixing in Infant Bilingualism
The presence or absence of language mixing in young bilingual children has been a central interest for a couple of decades. A major part of the debate has centered around the question whether
Foreign-language experience in infancy: Effects of short-term exposure and social interaction on phonetic learning
Between 9 and 10 mo of age, infants show phonetic learning from live, but not prerecorded, exposure to a foreign language, suggesting a learning process that does not require long-term listening and is enhanced by social interaction.
Variability in early communicative development.
Data from parent reports are used to describe the typical course and the extent of variability in major features of communicative development between 8 and 30 months of age, and unusually detailed information is offered on the course of development of individual lexical, gestural, and grammatical items and features.
Evaluating Attributions of Delay and Confusion in Young Bilinguals: Special Insights from Infants Acquiring a Signed and a Spoken Language
COMMENTARY Janus stood at the end of the year waiting to open the gate; He looks back over the year that just passed and shakes his head in distaste. "These humans are strange" he says to himself-