- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Living Language (April 15 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400023343
- ISBN-13: 978-1400023349
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.8 x 20.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 440 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #351,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Raising a Bilingual Child Paperback – Apr 15 2008
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“A timely and well-written book! … [It] helps parents prepare their children for the future….”
--J. Kevin Nugent, Ph.D., Director, The Brazelton Institute, Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard University; Professor, Child and Family Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“This book is sure to become a classic! … Parents should appreciate this important book. Pearson … inspire[s] all of us to celebrate the richness of linguistic diversity in our lives.”
--Kenji Hakuta, Ph.D., Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University, Author of Mirror of Language: The Debate on Bilingualism
“This is a book that inspires confidence that the choice of bilingualism is a good one for parents, for children, and for our society.”
--Donna Christian, Ph.D., President, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington D.C.
“Pearson has used her keen insights about the issues that parents are concerned about to paint an in-depth and interesting-to-read handbook.”
--Fred Genesee, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, McGill University, Co-author of Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education
“Barbara Pearson' s [book] is a wonderfully written, sparkling composite of research results, personal narratives, practical advice, and wise enthusiasm for the project of bilingualism […].”
--Thomas Roeper, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Author of The Prism of Gramma
“I thoroughly agree with the author’s insights and recommendations which are both research-based and flexible and comprehensive enough to accommodate different family situations.”
--Lourdes C. Rovira, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instructional Support, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
“I enjoyed reading Raising a Bilingual Child and found it informative and accessible.”
--Chris Rosenberg, Principal, Starr King Elementary School, San Francisco
About the Author
Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D., is a Research Associate in Linguistics and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics is from
the University of Miami. She has over twenty years of research experience in the fields of language acquisition and bilingualism and did ground-breaking work on bilingual acquisition and assessment with her research group at the
University of Miami. Those studies of bilingual infants and children have been published in the book Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children. Most recently, Barbara Zurer Pearson worked on the Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation (DELV), a project to develop an innovative language assessment for children funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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Most of the material isn't cited specifically (although it is sound, and it does bring up some research) so if you're looking for something overly academic, it might not be your style. The book can be used as a reference book for anyone involved with bilingual children, or even acts as an interesting read. I've used some of the ideas presented in the book in some of my language learning course designs, and for reviewing basic principles of teaching.
The book, towards the end, uses a case-study style of information presentation, which is nice, but it does get a bit long winded. I like the balance that Zurer has found between accessibility and complexity, in terms of information. It's a great read, and a very useful book.
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If you enjoy psychological/cognitive development studies and discussions OR if you don't speak another language and want to get your children to be bilingual then you may get value from this book and enjoy it. If you're a bilingual parent looking to help your child in the bilingual road to hopefully have the same or better skills than you have then not a good read.