Those who question the need for bilingual
education are often the same people who question why Masses have to be said in Spanish.
Because activists had early on identified bilingual
education as the primary Latino civil rights issue, the equivalent of what busing was to blacks, foes and doubters of the program were routinely branded as racists.
Unpublished fMRI data obtained from bilingual
speakers as they name various objects, a more restricted verbal task, yields the same disparity regarding age of learning a language, Hirsch responds.
The researchers then experimented with language switches called code switches that are regularly heard by children in bilingual
communities like "That one looks fun
Therefore, a competent bilingual
speaker who switches codes must have a sound knowledge of both L1 and L2 in terms of grammar and sentence structure.
But unlike bilinguals
of two spoken languages, ASL-English bilinguals
can sign and speak simultaneously, allowing the researchers to test whether the need to inhibit the other language might explain the bilingual
Though the state has been "striving for years" to increase its number of bilingual
emergency operators, the increasing demand for Spanish-speaking 911 call-takers is much easier to meet along the border, English added.
Mr Terry James (Letters, June 8) should consider, as others are now doing, whether early research on simultaneous, balanced bilinguals
was seeing some attribute other than that conferred by second language acquisition or whether simultaneous, balanced bilingualism isn't rather exceptional in itself.
It seems these bilingual
signs are doing the opposite of what signage should do - confusing, rather than informing, motorists.
The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor Bilingual
THE failure to recruit bilingual
magistrates has led to fears about the future provision of justice for Welsh speakers.
LEARNERS AT HOME AND SCHOOL: Researching Multilingual Voices.