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Barron-Hauwaert, Suzanne

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

The one-parent-one-language Approach

Series:Parents' and Teachers' Guides


    179,90 € / $239.90 / £159.90*

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    Publication Date:
    May 2004
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    This book provides an inspiring approach to passing on two or more languages to your children through a focus on the one-person one-language approach. The book is grounded in academic research, but is both readable and relevant to non-academics and provides fascinating insights into being a multilingual family.


    240 pages

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    Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert independently researches bilingual families and their language patterns. She is the author of Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: the one-parent-one-language approach (2004, Multilingual Matters). Suzanne is British, married to a Frenchman, and lives in France with their three bilingual children aged 13, 11 and 7. Suzanne advises families through Bilingual Support Groups in France and writes on education and bringing up children with two languages.

    Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert is on the Editorial Board of the Bilingual Family Newsletter. Married to a Frenchman with three young children she has direct experience of bringing up children with two or three languages. They have lived as an expatriate family in Hungry, Egypt and Switzerland. Suzanne trained as a teacher of English as a second language and taught adults and children in Japan and Poland. In 1999 she completed a Master's dissertation on trilingual families and continues to research bilingual and trilingual families.


    Irma M. Olmedo, University of Illinois:

    The book presents a well-developed and well-documented position on the OPOL approach.

    Dr. Beate Luo, Linguistlist:

    This book provides an excellent framework for parents who are interested in and concerned by raising bilingual children.

    Helen Le Merle:

    Suzanne has written a superbly clear and accessible account of the daily challenges of family life with several languages. Her recommendations are substantiated by extensive research and show great insight into children's language development. I particularly enjoyed the numerous case-studies of multilingual families, and I would warmly recommend this book as the 21st Century guide to parents of multilingual children.

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