Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy Through School Age

Overview

This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.
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Overview

This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853598692
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Child Language and Child Development Series , #7
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.77 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy McCardle is a research administrator at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a pre-eminent funding agency of biomedical and behavioural research. She is responsible for a research portfolio on language, bilingualism and biliteracy development and disorders within the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Erika Hoff is a professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University, in Davie, Florida. She studies language development and bilingualism
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Table of Contents

1 Bilingual speech processing in infants and adults 1
2 When infants hear two languages : interpreting research on early speech perception by bilingual children 19
3 The onset of word from recognition in one language and in two 30
4 Bilingual first language acquisition in perspective 45
5 Social factors in bilingual development : the Miami experience 68
6 Developing literacy in English-language learners : an examination of the impact of English-only versus bilingual instruction 91
7 Bilingualism at school : effect on the acquisition of literacy 107
8 Adult bilingualism and bilingual development 125
9 Finding the points of contact : language acquisition in children raised in monolingual, bilingual and multilingual environments 135
10 Multiple perspectives on research on childhood bilingualism 149
11 An agenda for research on childhood bilingualism 157
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