By George Saunders
Kid's acquisition of bilingualism is proven to be whatever general, anything confident, which might be a worthwhile and enriching adventure for either youngsters and their mom and dad. because the publication used to be written with the overall reader in brain, it's composed in a really readable variety and has transparent, simply comprehensible reasons of any technical matters.
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It is hoped that by documenting in some detail what has happened, and is still happening, in one family, as well as drawing on other relevant research, other parents who are contemplating raising their children bilingually can be shown that whilst such an endeavour is not all plain sailing and does require some effort, it is possible and can be a rewarding experience for both parents and children. Much of the book is anecdotal; the anecdotes have been chosen not only to illustrate various aspects of bilingualism but also in the hope that they will reveal an actual normal family living its everyday life, a family in which two languages co-exist more or less harmoniously.
Won't the use of a minority language cause friction with acquaintances, friends and relatives who do not understand the language? ) Won't being required to speak two languages cause young children to have difficulty expressing themselves or to stutter? (See especially pp. ) Won't children's desire to conform to their peers cause them to reject the home language when they start kindergarten or school? What can be done if children refuse to speak the language? (See particularly pp. 121-128 and pp.
In 1933, Weisgerber, 30 a German linguist, believed that bilingualism could impair the intelligence of a whole ethnic group. Thirty-three years later, Weisgerber31 still believed that any possible advantages of bilingualism were outweighed by what he saw as "the certain detrimental effects", that by nature man was basically monolingual, and that being bilingual was like trying to belong to two different religions at the same time. In an article published in Switzerland in 1928, de Reynold32 expressed the opinion that bilingualism leads to language mixing and language confusion which in turn results in a reduction in the ability to think and act precisely, a decrease in intelligence, an increase in mental lethargy and reduced self-discipline.