Publication details [#56760]

Quay, Suzanne. 2012. Discourse practices of trilingual mothers: effects on minority home language development in Japan. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 15 (4) : 435–453.
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Language as a subject
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This paper explores the language use of two trilingual mothers with their developing trilingual children in Japan, and the mothers' reaction on their children's home use of the societal or majority language. Parental discourse strategies fostering bilingual contexts are not utterly harmful to active multilingualism.