LINGUIST List 26.5251

Mon Nov 23 2015

Books: Trilingual Language Acquisition: Chevalier

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Date: 06-Nov-2015
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Subject: Trilingual Language Acquisition: Chevalier
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Title: Trilingual Language Acquisition
Subtitle: Contextual factors influencing active trilingualism in early childhood
Series Title: Trends in Language Acquisition Research 16
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Sarah Chevalier
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267887 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267887 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267887 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027244055 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027244055 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027244055 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70

This book examines the language development of two children from the ages of two till four, who are growing up exposed to English, Swiss German and French. Its aim is to ascertain the importance of different environmental factors in fostering active trilingualism. These factors include the quantity of input for each language, whether or not the societal language is spoken in the home, and the conversational style of the caregivers. Although increasing numbers of children are being raised trilingually, research in this field is scarce; this study thus makes an important contribution to our knowledge of trilingual language acquisition. A special point of interest lies in a comparison of the acquisition of two minority languages by a single child, since this allows us to pinpoint more precisely how the development of non-societal languages can be influenced. This book will be of considerable interest to researchers and students working on multilingualism and language acquisition alike.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German, Swiss (gsw)

Written In: English (eng)

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