Carmen Silva-Corvalán's Bilingual Language Acquisition: Spanish and English in the PDF

By Carmen Silva-Corvalán

ISBN-10: 1107024269

ISBN-13: 9781107024267

ISBN-10: 1107673151

ISBN-13: 9781107673151

How do kids boost bilingual competence? Do bilingual little ones increase language within the similar manner as monolinguals? Set within the context of findings on language improvement, this booklet examines the purchase of English and Spanish by means of brothers within the first six years in their lives. according to in-depth and meticulous analyses of naturalistic facts, it explores how the platforms of either languages impact one another because the little ones enhance, and the way assorted degrees of publicity to every language effect the character of acquisition. the writer demonstrates that the kid's grammars and lexicons keep on with a developmental course just like that of monolinguals, yet that cross-linguistic interactions affecting lexical, semantic and discourse-pragmatic facets come up in Spanish while publicity to it diminishes round the age of 4. the 1st of its type, this unique examine is a must-read for college students and researchers in bilingualism, baby improvement, language acquisition and language contact.

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