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It's Been Said Before

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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: Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The one-parent-one-language approach
Author: Irma M. Olmedo
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Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: How do families who are trying to raise their children bilingually attempt to do so, and how do they overcome some of the challenges of this decision? This is the main theme of this very readable book, which is written with a variety of audiences in mind. The book is theoretically
sound even though it is not primarily addressed to the research community. The author, who has had personal experience raising children bilingually, also documents the experiences of many other families involved in this endeavor, using direct quotes from interviews and small case studies of these families as documentation for the theoretical assertions.


This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 27, Issue 4.

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