Two upcoming books on child trilingualism
- FYI, two titles listed as "not yet published" from
Multilingual-Matters (which I noticed on a visit to their site).
** Three Is a Crowd?: Acquiring Portuguese in a Trilingual Environment
The book describes three siblings' apportioning of linguistic and
cultural space among three languages: Portuguese, Swedish and English.
Parallel strategies accounting for monolingual and multilingual
language management shape a truly illuminating picture of child
** Early Trilingualism: A Focus on Questions
Describes how a trilingual child in the Basque Country, where Spanish
and Basque are the languages of the community, is able to successfully
acquire English at home through interaction with her mother. This book
focuses on her acquisition of the form and function of English questions.