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Academic Paper

Title: Is bilingual babbling language-specific? Some evidence from a case study of Spanish–English dual acquisition
Author: Jean E. Andruski
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Institution: Wayne State University
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Institution: Wayne State University
Author: Geoffrey S. Nathan
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Institution: Wayne State University
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Phonology
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This paper contributes to current investigations of the nature of babbling in infants raised bilingually by analyzing the babbling of a child raised in a Spanish–English environment. Examination of syllable structure shows the expected preponderance of open syllables in both language contexts while other phenomena point to important differences dependent on language context. While some of the differences relate to general features of the input languages, others coincide with individual features of the parents’ input. These results offer some evidence of distinct babbling according to language context and suggest a possible influence of the type of input.


This article appears IN Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 17, Issue 3.

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