Further reading

Bilingualism in London

A few books and articles are of particular relevance to Multilingual Capital. Our initiative shares its name with Baker and Eversley’s (2000) volume, which represents the most comprehensive study of home language diversity among London schoolchildren to date, with an updated analysis in Eversley et al (2008).

Baker, Philip and John Eversley (eds). 2000. Multilingual Capital: The Languages of London’s School Children and their Relevance to Economic, Social and Educational Policies. London: Battlebridge Publications.

Eversley, John, Dina Mehmedbegovic, Antony Sanderson, Teresa Tinsley, Michelle von Ahn and Richard D Wiggins. 2010. Language Capital – Mapping the Languages of London’s Schoolchildren. London: CILT.

Further information is available in our archived blog on bilingualism and multilingualism.

Books on bilingualism for parents and communities

Baker, Colin. 2000. A Parent’s And Teacher’s Guide To Bilingualism. 2nd edition. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Cunningham-Andersson, Una and Staffan Andersson. 1999. Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide. London: Routledge.

Harding-Esch, Edith and Philip Riley. 2003. The Bilingual Family: A Handbook for Parents. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pearson, Barbara Zurer. 2008. Raising a Bilingual Child. New York: Living Language.

Smidt, Sandra. 2008. Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years: Many Languages – Many Children. London: Nursery World/Routledge.

Thompson, Linda. 1999. Young Bilingual Learners in Nursery School. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Wang, Xiao-Lei. 2008. Growing up with Three Languages. Birth to Eleven. Clevedon: Multilingualism Matters.