Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – July 4

by Corey · 6 comments

This is a review of the interesting articles, Twitters, Facebook posts and more which took place this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips with me! Keep them coming!

Bilingual Blogging Carnival Has Arrived!

Looking for books about bilingualism for your kids?

  • Check out this fabulous post by Zoe at Playing by the book! I had no idea that there were so many books for kids on my favorite topic.  And while there, browse around and see what else you can find of interest.
  • On Facebook, Annamari Bán suggested that bilingual families check out A Little Book of Language.  I haven’t read it yet but it looks very promising!  If you have read it, add a comment below and let us know what you think.

Multilinguals in the Media

  • Multilingual Living reader and Facebook contributor, Christiane Williams, is in the news! Read this article about how her multilingual family is an “international incident”!

Odds and Ends

  • This is a wonderful list of Modern French Singers which came to me via Twitter from French teacher, Genedi Shamburger (@gshamburger).  Parents and youths, have fun keeping up with the latest music in France!

In the News

  • According to one study, one in five parents plan to bring their children up to be bilingual by sending them to a bilingual school or an afterschool club, according to CILT, the National Centre for Languages in the United Kingdom.

HAPPY 4th of JULY for all of you celebrating!
Have a fabulous holiday from us at Multilingual Living!

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1 Monica July 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Great information, Corey! Thanks for sharing.


2 Corey July 5, 2010 at 7:51 am

Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment as I’m not always sure how interesting these posts may or may not be. And goodness, thank you for the link back to Alice’s article! Isn’t it just wonderful? What a delight to be hooked up with you!


3 Zoe @ Playing by the book July 5, 2010 at 4:34 am

Wow, what a lovely round up (thanks for including me!) – it’s so exciting to have discovered this whole new community out there. I really like Modern Familia’s post. I haven’t read the David Crystal book – he’s brilliant at writing clearly and in an engaging manner so I’m sure it will be a fun read, but I know that several academic linguists (ie who teach linguistics at universities) are not huge fans of Crystal. If you want a great blog about language I recommend Language Log:


4 Corey July 5, 2010 at 8:00 am

Thank you for the comment, Zoe! Isn’t that a wonderful post about how to integrate multicultural literature? When it comes down to it, the reason we are multilingual is so that we can pass on elements about our culture – that is the most (and best) part! Thanks for the input on the David Crystal book. I’m waiting for a copy to be available at the library. Funny that many linguists aren’t a fan of him. That will add to the whole aura of the book! And THANK YOU for the link to Language Log! I checked them out (looks great!) and started following them on Twitter. I love links like that! You are one wealth of information, Zoe! So happy to be connected!


5 Dan July 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Thanks for including our blog in the roundup, Corey! I’ve always been a bit jealous of those who grew up in bilingual (or multilingual!) households, and more so now that there’s so much discussion about the advantages of doing so.

And I hope you’re enjoying the World Cup! We had a lot of fun coming up with the various cheers (and their translations) for the teams, so we’re hoping people are getting a kick (pun intended) out of them.


6 Corey July 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm

My pleasure, Dan! You have a great site and I had a great laugh with your World Cup humor – your puns crack me up! It is such a delight to be able to raise kids bilingually/multilingually – like living in a country and learning the language there (but in our own homes). Thanks for the visit and your comment!


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