Please complete the following PRIOR to our class session on February 13:
1. Complete the readings.
Baker & Wright (2021a)
Supplemental (Optional) Reading: Rodriguez
2. Prepare for Quiz (RAT).
The 5-question multiple-choice quiz will be on the assigned readings, and not the optional reading.
If you grew up speaking different languages, what were the family language strategies used in your family? OPOL? Heritage language? Mixed languages?
What about now as an adult with your own parents?
If you are a parent, what strategy do you use with your children?
In this session we will explore childhood bilingualism, and the simultaneous acquisition of bilingualism and multilingualism. We will look at different approaches families use to foster bilingualism and multilingualism, including the processes of codeswitching and translanguaging.
Are your parents bilingual? If so, do (or did) you prefer your parents to speak to you in one language over the other? How about significant others? Does this happen with them? We will discuss the person-language bond in class.
Go to the following link to read introductions to each of the following episodes and other resources: