ERIC Number: ED060745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Differential Response to Language Stimuli before Age 3: A Case Study.
Christian, Chester C., Jr.
This case study describes the language development of a preschool child exposed to Spanish in her home environment and to English outside the family. It is the parents' hope that the child will learn to speak, read, and write Spanish first, while learning to speak English before entering school. Her progress is described in this report, as are outside factors accounting for specific development. Prestige is regarded as a key factor in the learning of a second language, with the degree of success or failure of bilingual education in the home or school proportionate to the degree to which prestige is associated with each language being learned. (VM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Language Role, Preschool Children, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Spanish Speaking, Vocabulary Development, Young Children
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: In "Conference on Child Language," preprints of papers presented at the Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 22-24, 1971, p1-14