Supporting cultural and linguistic diversity in early childhood

Supporting cultural and linguistic diversity in early childhood

Early childhood is an exciting period of learning and development. High quality preschools recognize value and draw on children’s cultural and linguistic backgrounds to design and implement learning activities. They encourage home language maintenance and English language learning, and they support children’s appreciation of differences through carefully planned and relevant learning experiences. This video shows […]

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Does language shape how we think? Linguistic relativity & linguistic determinism — Linguistics 101

Does language shape how we think? Linguistic relativity & linguistic determinism — Linguistics 101

When we talk about language, we often dig down to universal categories like nouns and verbs, consonants and vowels, phrases and sentences. We end up with these cross-language concepts that individual languages are built on almost as if the colorful diversity found in the world’s languages is just icing on the strong unity of the […]

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