Jeff Allen wrote:
...The OPOL definition seems to assume that the children always hear a single language from each person in their environment, ....
Berni Armstrong wrote:
Not quite Jeff, the OPOL definition there clearly states that each parent consistently speaks to their child using one language. It does not state that the child will not hear that parent speaking another language. The OPOL concept is based on consistency in direct communications with the child and almost every family I know who have stuck to it as a pattern have succesfully brought up bilingual kids.
Thanks for the clarification on that Berni.
Yes, the OPOL definition at that page does indicate that statement. The BPBL ones is less explicit. It's probably the discussions that I've seen around OPOL that shown a range of interpretations about it.
I would agree with you that it should refer to the communication to the child.