Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for parents who want their young children to become bilingual. This friendly manual provides you with solid scientific arguments for raising your child bilingually and practical steps you can take to integrate two (or more) languages into your child's daily routine. The book also includes many inspirational accounts from parents and childhood bilinguals. It dispels the myths about bilingualism and explains how learning multiple languages at a young age can enhance your child's overall intellectual and emotional development. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D. is a bilingualism expert with more than twenty years of research experience in the fields of bilingualism and linguistics. She is currently a Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her pioneering work on bilingual learning by infants and children and on language assessment has been published in scholarly journals and in the book Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children.