It's one of the best practical introductions to bilingualism for parents (but also teachers). Reader-friendly style, far from academic technical jargon. Written in a FAQ way: answer-question. A must for parents of bilingual children.
If you are thinking about raising your children bilingually this is a must-read book! It gives the basic knowledge about bilingualism as a phenomenon and, what’s more important, looks at full families and single-parents cases with bilingual children.
I found this book a bit too academic, but nevertheless it was worth reading. It covers different aspects of bilingualism: social, neurological and psychological foundations of bilingualism as well as the cultural and social consequences of that phenomenon.
This book tries to give answers to three major questions concerning bilingualism and bilingual education. 1) Does bilingualism affect thinking skills? 2) Do children suffer or benefit from bilingual education? 3) What is the role of attitude and motivation in bilingualism? The answers provided show the state of knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of bilingualism in 1980s.
Oh, boy. If you are a student of English, or are just looking for a good book on grammar, this one is the best choice. It’s one of those books that will never outdate – my masters at the uni used it, I use it and I recommend it to all my students.
This is a must for all English students. My teachers used that book, I use it, my students use it. The book gives some general knowledge on the topic of phonetics and phonology of English as well as some more inside look at the matter.