Language Mixing in Infant Bilingualism: A Sociolinguistic Perspective (Oxford Studies in Language Studies Contact Series)

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This book examines the simultaneous acquisition of Norwegian and English by two first-born children each with one American and one Norwegian parent. Lanza investigates the issue of language mixing in relation to language dominance and the children's differentiation between the two languages in relation to the communicative demands of the context. This new paperback edition contains an extensive updated bibliography.

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Overview

This book examines the simultaneous acquisition of Norwegian and English by two first-born children each with one American and one Norwegian parent. Lanza investigates the issue of language mixing in relation to language dominance and the children's differentiation between the two languages in relation to the communicative demands of the context. This new paperback edition contains an extensive updated bibliography.

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Lanza is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Oslo. She is currently involved in a project on multilingual education in elementary schools in Ethiopia.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Language Mixing: Some Psycholinguistic, Neurolinguistic, and Sociolinguistic Issues
3. A Study in Infant Bilingualism
4. Language Mixing by the Young Bilingual Child: Some Formal Aspects
5. Language Choice by the Young Bilingual Child: Form and Function in Discourse
6. Language Mixing and Language Input: Parental Discourse Strategies
7. Conclusion Appendices References

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