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    Bringing up children in English, French and Irish: Two case studies

    Helot, Christine (1988) Bringing up children in English, French and Irish: Two case studies. Language, culture and curriculum, 1 (3). pp. 281-288. ISSN 1747-7573

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    Two case studies of children being brought up trilingually, (English, French and Irish) are presented. Patterns of language use are described and compared for the three languages, with the emphasis on function more than degree of proficiency. It is shown that the use of the minority language (Irish) is dependent on the exclusion of the majority language (English). The paper also looks at the validity of Lambert's (1975) distinction between 'additive' and 'subtractive' bilingualism, and his claim that the 'roots' of bilingualism are in the sociopsychological aspects of language use, especially in the relative status of the two languages, as perceived by the learner.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Bringing up; children; English; French; Irish; case studies; language; languages; bilingual; multilingual;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 14802
    Depositing User: Christine Helot
    Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2021 08:47
    Journal or Publication Title: Language, culture and curriculum
    Publisher: Taylor and Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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