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Bilingual Siblings: Language Use in Families

reviewed by Masahiko Minami - August 15, 2011

coverTitle: Bilingual Siblings: Language Use in Families
Author(s): Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert
Publisher: Multilingual Matters, Clevedon
ISBN: 1847693261, Pages: 216, Year: 2010
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 15, 2011
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  • Masahiko Minami
    San Francisco State University
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    MASAHIKO MINAMI is Professor of Japanese at San Francisco State University. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology. His primary area of interest in research is bilingual education and cross-cultural studies. Since 1995 he has been teaching and conducting research on first and second language acquisition, the development of literacy skills, and bilingualism. He has written extensively on psycho/sociolinguistics with a particular emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons of language development and narrative/discourse structure. He has published a number of books and articles that explore cultural constructions of meaning, the quality of childcare in Japan, and East Asian students’ experiences in US classrooms. His major works include Language Issues in Literacy and Bilingual/Multicultural Education (Harvard Educational Review, 1991), and Culture-specific Language Styles: The Development of Oral Narrative and Literacy (Multilingual Matters, 2002). Most recently, Dr. Minami published a book on bilingualism entitled Telling Stories in Two Languages: Multiple Approaches to Understanding English-Japanese Bilingual Children’s Narratives (IAP-Information Age Publishing, 2011).
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