By Stephen J Caldas
This ebook is a case research rigorously detailing the French/English bilingual and biliterate improvement of 3 youngsters in a single relations starting with their births and finishing in past due youth. the writer and researcher is the children’s French/English bilingual American father, who used to be aided via his bilingual French Canadian spouse (also the children’s mother).
We reared our 3 teenagers in diversified cultures— primarily monolingual English-speaking Louisiana, and completely monolingual French-speaking Québec. The relations spent educational years in Louisiana, and the summer time months in Québec. Our method used to be to talk merely French to our son and our exact dual daughters. We artificially orchestrated and manipulated either the innovations, and to the level attainable, even the children’s environments to make sure the luck of our undertaking. also, I rigorously documented our development utilizing various study instruments, together with audio and videotape recordings, instructor and baby surveys, interviews with academics, fieldnotes, mental and diagnostic checking out, and standardized evaluation tools.
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