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Author Thompson, Linda, 1949-
Title Young bilingual children in nursery schools / Linda Thompson.
Imprint Clevedon, England : Multilingual Matters, [2000]

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Author Thompson, Linda, 1949-
Series Bilingual education and bilingualism ; 18
Bilingual education and bilingualism ; 18.
Subject Education, Bilingual -- Great Britain.
Language arts (Preschool) -- Great Britain.
Children of immigrants -- Education (Preschool) -- Great Britain.
Children of minorities -- Education (Preschool) -- Great Britain.
Nursery schools -- Great Britain.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 230 pages) : illustrations.
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Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-226) and index.
Contents Who is Bilingual in Britain? -- Britain's Linguistic and Cultural Heritage -- The Geography and History of the Panjab Region -- The Linguistic Composition of the Panjab -- The Historic Development of Urdu -- Describing and Defining Urdu -- Patterns of Migration and Settlement in Britain -- The First Migrants -- The Mirpuri Community in Pakistan and Cleveland -- Education Provision within the Biradari -- Attitudes to Language Learning within the Mirpuri Community -- The Development of Education for Bilingual Children in Britain -- The Assimilationist Approach -- The Pluralist Approach of Multicultural Education -- The Anti-racist Education Movement -- The Swann Report -- Education for All? -- Current Policy in Britain -- English in the National Curriculum -- Future Policy for Bilingual Pupils in Britain -- Bilingual Children in Pre-school -- Theoretical Frameworks: Influences and Inspirations -- Lev Vygotsky -- the Social Psychologist -- Language as Socio-semiotic -- Critics of Systemic Linguistics -- Other Descriptions of Child Language Development -- A Social Construct of Bilingualism -- The Box Hill Nursery Project -- Rationale for the Study -- The Importance of the Nursery School in a Young Child's Life -- A Discussion of Research Methods -- A Quantitative Paradigm for the Study of Communicative Competence -- A Suggested Framework for Ethnolinguistic Descriptive Analysis -- The Box Hill Nursery Project -- TOTs -- A Time-on-task Analysis -- Levels of Data Analysis -- Introduction to Level 1 of Data Analysis.
Summary "This book presents the findings of an ethnolinguistic study carried out in the northeast of England into the language and social behaviour of a group of three-year-old children during their first term in formal education. The children are third generation British, born into families of settled migrants who speak languages other than English in their homes and communities." "Although the study was located in the UK where English is the national and societal language, the findings (and research methods used) have implications for children in other societies where English is the formal language of education. The book will be of interest to parents, teachers and others concerned with the lives of young children."--Jacket.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585213917 (electronic bk.)
9780585213910 (electronic bk.)
1853594547 (hard ; alk. paper)
1853594539 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781853594540 (hard ; alk. paper)
9781853594533 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44965685
Additional Format Print version: Thompson, Linda, 1949- Young bilingual children in nursery schools. Clevedon, England : Multilingual Matters, ©2000 1853594547 (DLC) 99036331 (OCoLC)41592987
Table of Contents
1Who is Bilingual in Britain?1
2The Development of Education for Bilingual Children in Britain22
3Theoretical Frameworks: Influences and Inspirations39
4The Box Hill Nursery Project55
5TOTs - A Time-on-task Analysis85
6Children Creating Social Contexts102
7Social Networks and the Process of Enculturation130
8The Children's Language Choice: English Utterances156
9Codeswitching as a Feature of Bilingual Children's Language177
10Linguistic Biographies199

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