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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Young Bilingual Leaners in Nursery School
Written By: Linda Thompson
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism No.18

This book presents the findings of an ethnolinguistic study of the language and social behaviour of a group of three-year-old British-born children from families of settled migrants who speak languages other than English in their homes and communities. The study draws from a number of research disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology and ethnography to provide an analytical description of the social and linguistic behaviour of the children during their first term in kindergarten. Although the study was located in the UK, the findings have implications for children in other societies where English is the formal language of education. The book will be of interest to teachers, parents and others interested in the lives of young children.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853594547
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256pp
Prices: #49.00 US$79.00 CAN$99.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853594539
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256pp
Prices: #23.00 US$39.95 CAN$49.95