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Title: An Introduction to Bilingual Development
Written By: Annick De Houwer
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847691682
Series Title: MM Textbooks
Description:

Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This
introductory textbook shows how children learn to understand and speak
those languages against the backdrop of their language learning
environments. A narrative around the bilingual development of four young
children with different language profiles helps to explain the latest
research findings in a lively and accessible manner. The narrative
describes how bilingually raised children learn to understand and use
sounds, words and sentences in two languages, and how they are able to use
each of their languages in socially appropriate ways. Positive attitudes
towards bilingual development from the people in bilingual children's
environments and their recognition that child bilingualism is not
monolingualism-times-two are the main ingredients ensuring that children
grow up to be happy and expert speakers of two languages.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847691692
ISBN-13: 9781847691699
Pages: 104
Prices: U.S. $ 74.95
U.K. £ 44.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847691684
ISBN-13: 9781847691682
Pages: 104
Prices: U.K. £ 14.95
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