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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: May 2021

6 - Bilingualism in the Family

Summary

Post 6.1 sets the stage for many of the posts in this chapter. It proposes five factors that parents want to consider when planning the bilingualism of their children. They relate to when the second language should be introduced, which bilingual strategy to use with them, whether there will be a real need for each language, what the type and amount of input will be for each language, and what other support parents will be able to count on.