An Update About Raising 3rd Generation Multilingual Daughters.
Just read an article about “Bilingualism and Age,” which got me thinking about my daughter’s language exposure and development: Sabrina was born into a home where both parents spoke in Spanish to her (direct input), but we spoke (and continue to do so) in mostly English to each other with some Spanish. Her daycare was…
Bilingual Instructional Strategies
There is some ground-breaking work to be done in the field of bilingual education. This work involves the development of instructional strategies that has the heritage language learner in mind. The following are a few terms (used by various researchers) who are starting to do work in naming and developing those strategies: Cross-language Transfer Translanguaging…
A glimpse into my academic life…..
This semester I am learning about language policy and discourse analysis. I am utterly reading pages and pages of material that are of utmost interest to me. I feel as if I have found my niche…or as I explained recently to a friend how my desire to become an anthropologist when I was a child…