A linguistic trio …

In the last few weeks I've been lucky to attend the lectures of three specialists in the field of language, bilingualism and mother tongue.  Before I forget the salient points of their presentations I thought I'd write it up and do a little compare and contrast and provide some links for further investigation and thought.Does … Continue reading A linguistic trio …

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A linguistic Trio – part 3 – della Chiesa

Bruno della ChiesaIf I may for a moment make a librarian analogy, the talk of della Chiesa compared to the other two was a bit like when I looked at information literacy from a more philosophical view rather than a model and implementation view.  Neither is more important than the other. Language doesn't happen without … Continue reading A linguistic Trio – part 3 – della Chiesa

A linguistic Trio – part 2 Crisfield

Crisfield (Blog) Like Rojas, Crisfield began by dispelling some of the common "mummy myths" around language, particularly that it was easier to learn for children - she said something that every parent with older children will have personal experience of - "no it's still hard, but they're just too small to complain". Although they are more … Continue reading A linguistic Trio – part 2 Crisfield

Mother Tongue – How to assess your likelihood of success

One of the things I did as part of my research was to summarise the factors that contributed to a family being able to teach and maintain their mother tongue in their children while living / being educated in an English dominant environment. First I present the table of factors, and then I present myself … Continue reading Mother Tongue – How to assess your likelihood of success

Research summary on Language

The post below is based on the background research I did for INF538 Value Added-information Services in June 2014.  Please cite me as the author should you wish to quote / use any of this.Bailey, N. (2014, November 12). Research summary on Language. Retrieved November 23, 2013, from http://informativeflights.blogspot.sg/2014/11/research-summary-on-language.html_________________________________________________________________________________Background ResearchThis study has presented the typical … Continue reading Research summary on Language

Events & Initiatives

As the parent of children who are growing up in a bilingual household I am passionate about languages, bilingualism and supporting mother tongue.In February 2013, international Mother Tongue Day I organised a forum for parents to share ideas on mother tongue promotion and maintenance.  The following link will take you to a summary of the … Continue reading Events & Initiatives