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 this have much / anything to do with the … Continue reading A linguistic trio …

A linguistic Trio – part 3 – della Chiesa

Bruno della Chiesa If 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 the daily practicalities of getting enough speaking, reading and … Continue reading A linguistic Trio – part 3 – della Chiesa

A little on language

Anyone who’s known me longer than about 3 seconds will understand that besides knowledge and information the other great love of my life is language, bilingualism, multi-lingualism and all that goes with it. So I write quite a bit on the matter as a learner, as a parent, as a librarian. Here is the introduction to three lectures I’ve recently attended, with a link to … Continue reading A little on language

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 phonetically sensitive and therefore more likely to speak other languages … 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 filling in this table as an exercise in my own … 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 Research This study has presented the typical knowledge management dilemma – there is … 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 presentations, suggested readings etc. Continue reading Events & Initiatives