My Bad March 17-19 2008

Don Osborn dzo at BISHARAT.NET
Sun Nov 25 03:59:30 UTC 2007


Hi Mia, I'd be interested in your friend's study. 

 

I think that in many parts of the world, parents are eager to do what by
their understanding will benefit their children. So you get parents not
speaking their maternal language to their children (so many places), beating
their kids when they speak other than English (Uganda), having their kids
undergo tongue surgery to pronounce English better (Korea), etc.

 

>From what I've heard and read, a lot of it comes from erroneous notions
about language learning and linguistic ability. Commonly, that speaking 2
languages means you do each less well than if you spent all your time with
one language. 

 

Not sure whether any of this has to do with any of your friend's study's
findings.

 

All the best.

 

Don

 

PS- just posted a few items to AfricanLanguages, of which the excerpt of a
talk by Philip Emeagwali in which he mentions his educational experience wrt
language as a child in Nigeria might be of interest.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AfricanLanguages/

 

 

From: Indigenous Languages and Technology [mailto:ILAT at LISTSERV.ARIZONA.EDU]
On Behalf Of Mia Kalish
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 7:30 PM
To: ILAT at LISTSERV.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: [ILAT] My Bad March 17-19 2008

 

Hi, Andre, 

 

I like your title, and your graphic. Don't know where Sausalito is, but I
would like to come. 

 

Also - this isn't quite about Ndn languages, but my friend Yolanda just did
a study on why parents choose English Immersion for their Spanish-speaking
children. The results aren't totally earth-shaking, but they are interesting
and to the point. Would people be interested in what she has to say? She's
Tejano. Her dad's part Yaqui. 

 

Let me know what you think.

Best always, 

Mia 

 

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From: Indigenous Languages and Technology [mailto:ILAT at LISTSERV.ARIZONA.EDU]
On Behalf Of Andre Cramblit
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 1:17 PM
To: ILAT at LISTSERV.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: [ILAT] My Bad March 17-19 2008

 

SAVE THE DATE- SAVE THE DATE- SAVE THE DATE- SAVE THE DATE-

Live Your Language Alliance (LYLA)

Invites you to join us in our 1st Annual Native Languages Conference:

Shut Up & Talk*: Gathering The Tools To Live Our Languages

March 17-19, 2008 @ Humboldt State University-Arcata, CA

More information, call to conference and call for presenters available
online after 12/01/07

* This theme was chosen not to offend but rather as an attempt to challenge
people to make a commitment to developing the skills, knowledge and
resources needed to preserve the vitality of our Native languages and to
speak them in our daily lives.

 

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