This is a review of the articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and more which went out this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips, tweets, emails and more with me! Were it not for you, this post wouldn’t even be here!
How Baby Talk Turns into Language
How do infants learn words? MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language — so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment. You will want to watch this Ted Talk of his research… the technology alone is absolutely fascinating!
How to Raise Bilingual Children
If you live in the Seattle area, you won’t want to miss my Raising Bilingual Children seminar on May 14th at Bellevue College. My seminar covers bilingual and multilingual research (old and new), the most important elements in raising a child in more than one language, how to get the support and help you need, tips for non-native and native speakers, and more. Parents, grandparents, researchers, professionals and anyone interested in children growing up in more than one language are encouraged to come!
A Multilingual Researcher with a Trilingual Daughter
Don’t miss this talk given by Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele titled Trilingual First Language Acquisition: Perspectives from the child, the father and the researcher? Follow Prof. Dewaele’s slides as he gives the talk!
If you sign up for the Multilingual Living Email list today, you will get access to an exclusive article written by Prof. Dewaele about his trilingual daughter Livia. Sign up today before it is gone!
Language Starts Early & the More We Know, the Better!
Did you know that your unborn baby is learning your language even while in the womb? Even if your baby can’t yet understand words, the rhythm is becoming familiar. Read the article For learning languages, the earlier the better to learn more about this.
We know that more than one language is beneficial, but what about more than two? It appears that the more languages we know, the better! So dive in and give yourself a cognitive massage with each new language you know (or learn)!
In Which Language(s) Do You Dream?
Prof. Grosjean has written another fascinating article, this time about thinking and dreaming in different languages. In which language(s) do you dream? You can find Prof. Grosjean’s article and comments to it on the Multilingual Living Facebook page.
International Symposium on Bilingualism 2011 – Oslo
Oslo in the middle of June will definitely be the place to be if you are interested in the nuances of bilingualism! The International Symposium on Bilingualism 2011 will be hosted by the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Oslo from June 15 to June 18, 2011. Let us know if you will be attending!
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