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Title: Childhood Bilingualism
Subtitle: Research on Infancy through School Age
Edited By: Peggy McCardle
Erika Hoff
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853598690
Series Title: Child Language and Child Development
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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ISBN: 1853598704
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Pages: 184
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