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Bilingual Language Acquisition free pdf How do children develop bilingual competence? Do bilingual children develop language in the same way as monolinguals? Set in the context of findings on language development, this book examines the acquisition of English and Spanish by two brothers in the first six years of their lives. Based on in-depth and meticulous analyses of naturalistic data, it explores how the systems of both languages affect each other as the children develop, and how different levels of exposure to each language influence the nature of acquisition. The author demonstrates that the children's grammars and lexicons follow a developmental path similar to that of monolinguals, but that cross-linguistic interactions affecting lexical, semantic and discourse-pragmatic aspects arise in Spanish when exposure to it diminishes around the age of four. The first of its kind, this original study is a must-read for students and researchers in bilingualism, child development, language acquisition and language contact.

About Carmen Silva-Corvalan

Carmen Silva-Corvalan is Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southern California.

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Author : Carmen Silva-Corvalan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Data Published : 18 December 2014
ISBN : 1139162535
EAN : 9781139162531
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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