Trends in Bilingual Acquisition

Trends in Bilingual Acquisition

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The chapters in this volume provide the first comprehensive overview of trends in research on early phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development in children acquiring two (or more) languages simultaneously. Ongoing as well as emerging issues are examined and discussed by leading researchers in the field. Collectively, these studies extend our knowledge of bilingual acquisition and broaden our understanding of the child's ability to acquire and use language. This volume is of interest to researchers working on language acquisition by monolingual and bilingual children, graduate students of psychology, linguistics and communication sciences, and researchers and professionals concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bilingual children with language more

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  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110990
  • 9781588110992

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. First words (by Genesee, Fred); 3. The simultaneous acquisition of two first languages: Early differentiation and subsequent development of grammars (by Meisel, Jurgen M.); 4. The emergence of verbal morphology and the lead-lag pattern issue in bilingual acquisition (by Serratrice, Ludovica); 5. Early language differentiation in bilingual infants (by Bosch, Laura); 6. Language differentiation in bilingual infants: Evidence from babbling (by Poulin-Dubois, Diane); 7. Past tense verb forms, discourse context and input features in bilingual and monolingual acquisition of Basque and Spanish (by Almgren, Margareta); 8. Finding first words in the input: Evidence from a bilingual child (by Nicoladis, Elena); 9. Managing linguistic boundaries in early trilingual development (by Quay, Suzanne); 10. Bilingual first language acquisition: A discourse perspective on language contact in parent-child interaction (by Lanza, Elizabeth); 11. Bilingual children's repair strategies during dyadic communication (by Comeau, Liane); 12. Last words (by MacWhinney, Brian); 13. References; 14. Indexshow more

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