Bilingual First Language Acquisition Research Paper by CalDR

Bilingual First Language Acquisition
An examination of early language development theory for potential bilingual children.
# 27860 | 7,808 words | 35 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Linguistics (General) , Language (General)

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This paper examines the criteria for measuring early language development, the concepts associated with ascertaining a child's developmental progress, the research supporting the prevailing theories and the significant findings inherent in credible research in these areas. It discusses how all over the globe young children seem to effortlessly acquire two or more languages at one time, while some uphold the belief that children who are exposed to multiple languages too early may experience developmental language delays and/or confusion. It evaluates how scientific research has attempted to examine whether young bilinguals can ascertain that they are acquiring two separate and distinct languages early on.

Research and Analysis
Bilingual Paradox
Bilingual Deficit Hypothesis
Unitary Language System Hypothesis
Bilingual Advantage Hypothesis
Differentiated Language System Hypothesis
Vocabulary Development
The MacArthur CDI
Linguistic Milestones
Lexical Identifiers
Translation Equivalents
Interlocutor Sensitivity
Language Choice
Parental Discourse Strategies
Early Constraints

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