Bilingual Development in Childhood

In the first decade of life, children become bilingual in different language learning environments.

Bilingual Development in Childhood

In the first decade of life, children become bilingual in different language learning environments. Many children start learning two languages from birth (Bilingual First Language Acquisition). In early childhood hitherto monolingual children start hearing a second language through daycare or preschool (Early Second Language Acquisition). Yet other hitherto monolingual children in middle childhood may acquire a second language only after entering school (Second Language Acquisition). This Element explains how these different language learning settings dynamically affect bilingual children's language learning trajectories. All children eventually learn to speak the societal language, but they often do not learn to fluently speak their non-societal language and may even stop speaking it. Children's and families' harmonious bilingualism is threatened if bilingual children do not develop high proficiency in both languages. Educational institutions and parental conversational practices play a pivotal role in supporting harmonious bilingual development.

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Bilingual Development in Childhood
Language: en
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Authors: Annick De Houwer
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the first decade of life, children become bilingual in different language learning environments. Many children start learning two languages from birth (Bilingual First Language Acquisition). In early childhood hitherto monolingual children start hearing a second language through daycare or preschool (Early Second Language Acquisition). Yet other hitherto monolingual children
Early Childhood Development and Education in Singapore
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Oon Seng Tan
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Springer Nature

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Advances in Child Development and Behavior
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Oon Seng Tan
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-13 - Publisher: Academic Press

Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 61, the latest release in this classic resource on the field of developmental psychology, includes a variety of timely updates, with this release presenting chapters on The Development of Mental Rotation Ability Across the First Year After Birth, Groups as Moral Boundaries: A
Bilingual Education in the 21st Century
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Ofelia García
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-09 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh
Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Norbert Francis
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-18 - Publisher: MIT Press

A study of first and second language development in an indigenous community with implications for broader linguistic and cognitive issues. When two or more languages are part of a child's world, we are presented with a rich opportunity to learn something about language in general and about how the mind