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ERIC Number: ED086031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 16
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Bilingualism and Language Development: The Effect of the Mexican American's Bilingualism on His English Language Development.
Garcia, Ricardo Luis
This paper discusses the effect of the Mexican American's bilingualism on his English language development. It cites recent research reports which state that bilingualism does not have a negative effect upon language development when socio-environmental factors are controlled or considered. Investigations of the syntactic development of Chicano youngsters show that bilingualism does not affect the Chicano's English language development in terms of syntactic patterning. The paper concludes that Chicano bilingualism, per se, is not detrimental to the Chicano's English language development. Reasons for the Chicano's reading and language difficulties must be sought elsewhere, perhaps within a cultural or motivational context. A list of references is included. (SK)
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