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The Resource Bilingual language acquisition : Spanish and English in the first six years, Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California

Bilingual language acquisition : Spanish and English in the first six years, Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California

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Bilingual language acquisition : Spanish and English in the first six years
Title
Bilingual language acquisition
Title remainder
Spanish and English in the first six years
Statement of responsibility
Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How do children develop bilingual competence? Do bilingual children develop language in the same way as monolinguals? Set in the context of findings on language development, this book examines the acquisition of English and Spanish by two brothers in the first six years of their lives. Based on in-depth and meticulous analyses of naturalistic data, it explores how the systems of both languages affect each other as the children develop, and how different levels of exposure to each language influence the nature of acquisition. The author demonstrates that the children's grammars and lexicons follow a developmental path similar to that of monolinguals, but that cross-linguistic interactions affecting lexical, semantic and discourse-pragmatic aspects arise in Spanish when exposure to it diminishes around the age of four. The first of its kind, this original study is a must-read for students and researchers in bilingualism, child development, language acquisition and language contact
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Silva-Corvalán, Carmen
Dewey number
460/.4221
Index
index present
LC call number
P118
LC item number
.S4576 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge approaches to language contact
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  • Language acquisition
  • Bilingualism in children
  • Spanish language
  • English language
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
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Bilingual language acquisition : Spanish and English in the first six years, Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Methodology; 3. Bilingual development: a linguistic profile of the first six years; 4. Subjects in English and Spanish; 5. The order of constituents: subject position in Spanish and English; 6. The acquisition of ser, estar, and be; 7. The development of verb morphology: learning how to mark tense, aspect and mood; 8. Discussion and conclusions; Appendices: 1. Transcription instructions; 2. Calculation of MLUw; 3. Spanish adjectives used with copulas up to age 6; 4. The siblings' early verb lexicon in English and Spanish; 5. Excerpt of adapted Goldilocks story
Control code
CR9781139162531
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 408 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139162531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Bilingual language acquisition : Spanish and English in the first six years, Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Methodology; 3. Bilingual development: a linguistic profile of the first six years; 4. Subjects in English and Spanish; 5. The order of constituents: subject position in Spanish and English; 6. The acquisition of ser, estar, and be; 7. The development of verb morphology: learning how to mark tense, aspect and mood; 8. Discussion and conclusions; Appendices: 1. Transcription instructions; 2. Calculation of MLUw; 3. Spanish adjectives used with copulas up to age 6; 4. The siblings' early verb lexicon in English and Spanish; 5. Excerpt of adapted Goldilocks story
Control code
CR9781139162531
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 408 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139162531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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