Unformatted text preview: Conclusion I- Parental inﬂuence start at the fetal stage with language.
difference being apparent at babbling stage. t Children of two and three raised in two languages from
birth will know ‘what language to speak to whom’. i» The one parent — one language is a well-documented and
successful route to bilingualism in children, but there are.
many other successful pathways. r One-parent families can beas successful as nuclear and
extended families. b Other families succeed in raising trilingual children.
although it is not usual for all three languages to become
equally proficient. r Codeswitching is a frequent behavior among bilinguals with
a variety of valuable purposes and beneﬁts. r Interpreting is a frequent expectation of bilinguals-
including young children in immigrant families. ...
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