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The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact

 
지은이 : Virginia Yip/Stephen Matthews
출판사 : Cambridge
판수 : 1 edition
페이지수 : 320
ISBN : 9780521544764
예상출고일 : 입금확인후 2일 이내
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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.

Virginia Yip is Professor in Linguistics and Modern Languages at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Stephen Matthews is Associate Professor in Linguistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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 and implications
'One of the most striking strengths of this book can be found in Yip and Matthews's continued attempts to bridge theoretical frameworks and reconcile seemingly divergent approaches to the study of bilingualism ... this work will undoubtedly prove useful to students and researchers across many disciplines.' Studies in Second Language Acquisition

'... this book deserves attention for its extensive data base. ... it is an important book. ... a 'must-read' for researchers studying language acquisition.' Journal of Linguistics

Book Description


How does a child become bilingual? 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.
"This book isn't a how-to guide, but is a linguistic study of the simultaneous acquisition of both Cantonese and English by the authors' children which is a language pair somewhat neglected in previous literature. A knowledge of Cantonese is not required in order to understand what is covered as the authors do quite an admirable job with their explanations and theories, but it would give the reader more of an insight as to the "why" of things. This is a great book."
   
 
   
 
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