By Carmen Silva-Corvalán

ISBN-10: 1107024269

ISBN-13: 9781107024267

ISBN-10: 1107673151

ISBN-13: 9781107673151

How do childrens strengthen bilingual competence? Do bilingual young ones increase language within the related method as monolinguals? Set within the context of findings on language improvement, this e-book examines the purchase of English and Spanish by means of brothers within the first six years in their lives. in response to in-depth and meticulous analyses of naturalistic info, it explores how the platforms of either languages have an effect on one another because the teenagers boost, and the way varied degrees of publicity to every language impact the character of acquisition. the writer demonstrates that the kid's grammars and lexicons persist with a developmental direction just like that of monolinguals, yet that cross-linguistic interactions affecting lexical, semantic and discourse-pragmatic elements come up in Spanish whilst publicity to it diminishes round the age of 4. the 1st of its type, this unique research is a must-read for college kids and researchers in bilingualism, baby improvement, language acquisition and language contact.

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