Child Psychology

Cross-Linguistic Structures in Simultaneous Bilingualism by Susanne Döpke

By Susanne Döpke

This quantity explores the results of cross-linguistic buildings in simultaneous bilingualism. It goals to discover cognitive causes for the presence or absence of cross-linguistic buildings that transcend the controversy of ‘one process or two’. The participants current syntactic, morphological and phonological gains which are present in bilingual youngsters, yet are untypical of monolingual improvement, and talk about pertinent methodological matters. The orientation of this quantity stands proud from competing volumes within the box in that the point of interest isn't really constrained to similarities among monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition. the quantity can be of curiosity to researchers within the box of bilingualism and first language acquisition, language theorists, and pros operating with bilingual populations.

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5. A metaphor borrowed from the domain of music denoting the reappearance of a piece in a new genre. 6. It is clear that this kind of passive bilingualism needs to be tested experimentally. In some cases it is possible to find out why children choose not to produce one of their input languages. In our Tübingen project one child whose parents had chosen a liberal one person-one language schedule (liberal in the sense that the child experienced his American mother, who addressed him mainly, but not exclusively, in English, as a competent speaker of German as well) could only be moved to speak English when he engaged in role play and had to take the part of a female doll.

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