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LINGUIST List 18.2841

Sat Sep 29 2007

Books: Language Acquisition: Yip, Matthews

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        1.    Daniel Davies, The Bilingual Child: Yip, Matthews


Message 1: The Bilingual Child: Yip, Matthews
Date: 27-Sep-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Bilingual Child: Yip, Matthews
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Title: The Bilingual Child
Subtitle: Early Development and Language Contact
Series Title: Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Virginia Yip
Author: Stephen Matthews
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521836173 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 85.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521544764 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Abstract:

How does a child become bilingual? The answer to this intriguing question
remains largely a mystery, not least because it has been far less
extensively researched than the process of mastering a first language.
Drawing on new studies of children exposed to two languages from birth
(English and Cantonese), this book demonstrates how childhood bilingualism
develops naturally in response to the two languages in the children's
environment. While each bilingual child's profile is unique, the children
studied are shown to develop quite differently from monolingual children.
The authors demonstrate significant interactions between the children's
developing grammars, as well as the important role played by language
dominance in their bilingual development. Based on original research and
using findings from the largest available multimedia bilingual corpus, the
book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in child language
acquisition, bilingualism and language contact.

1. Introduction;
2. Theoretical framework;
3. Methodology;
4. Wh-interrogatives: to move or not to move?;
5. Null objects: dual input and learnability;
6. Relative clauses: transfer and universals;
7. Vulnerable domains and the directionality of transfer;
8. Bilingual development and contact-induced grammaticalization;
9. Conclusions.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
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Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
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SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
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