Tagged: bilingual

The linguistic landscapes of bilingual picturebooks: Teaching children that languages are created equal - Lippy Linguist

Guest Author Feb 02, 2018

By Dr Nicola Daly Often when we hear someone speak, we start making inferences about the characteristics and personality of the person. There is a considerable body of research concerning language attitudes which shows, for example, that when we hear a person speaking with a Received Pronunciation or RP British English accent (also known as the Queen’s … Read More

New Zealand kids monolingual, missing out - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Jul 29, 2015

Associate Professor Sharon Harvey The Māori language is in a dire situation and the 2013 census saw a further drop in numbers of Māori speaking Māori. In 2015’s Māori language week, Auckland University of Technology Associate Professor Sharon Harvey takes on popular misconceptions, explains how a national languages policy would increase our awareness of languages overall, and tells us … Read More