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The Multilingual Mind: Issues Discussed By, For, and about People Living with Many Languages

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The bulk of the world's population is multilingual, and one in seven Americans speak a language other than English at home. Multilinguals crave answers to question both basic and profound, questions relating to linguistic identity, schools, multiliteracy, how languages are actually learned, and why there are so many variations on individual success. Tokuhama-Espinosa ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Praeger Publishers
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Esther Brumme
Jun 30, 2015 Esther Brumme rated it really liked it
Many pertinent questions and fascinating studies around multilingualism from the role of scent in language learning, to competing cultures in trilingualism, to success models of immersion schools and so on. The author probably tried to put a little too much into one book: questions, myth busting, her own experience, conducted studies, third-party essays, testimonials and thus watered down some of the answers. Still, I bought the book (had been reading a library copy) for future reference since ...more
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