'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
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.