マイケル バー   Michael BARR
  マイケル・バー
   所属   京都外国語短期大学  キャリア英語科
   職種   講師
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2009/03
形態種別 論文
招待 招待あり
標題 Raising Children in a Bilingual Environment: Techniques and Topics Related to Bilingual Education
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 Higashiyama Kenkyu-Kyou
掲載区分国内
出版社・発行元 Higashiyama Kenkyu-Kyou
巻・号・頁 53,pp.47--65
著者・共著者 Michael D. Barr
概要 This paper summarizes and explains various techniques and theories about childhood bilingualism, with a particular focus on the inherent challenges and solutions particular to the raising of English/Japanese bilingual children in Japan. The first issue to be explored is the question of what 'bilingual' actually means, followed by an explanation of the nature of language learning. Factors that influence the success of bilingual education, such as valorization and common fears of bilingual 'interference', are highlighted, and then studies of bilingual subjects are described in detail. More recent studies suggest advantages rather of bilingualism. Different types of bilinguals are explained, followed by an exploration of how the bilingual processes information. Simultaneous acquisition and childhood bilingual development are shown to lead to natural and full functioning in more than one language.