ERIC Number: ED125257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Child's Creation of a Second Language. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 6.
Three stages of the developing second language of a 3;9-3;11 year-old English-speaking child in an Urdu speech milieu were examined and compared with findings that have been accumulated about the order and process of first language acquisition. The study showed that in the development of many syntactic and morphological features the child used strategies characteristic of mother-tongue learners; an exception, the development of the negative, was interpreted as evidence that knowledge already available to a second language learner from learning a first may contribute to an acceleration of progress in some details of acquisition. (Author)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Language, Creativity, Generalization, Interference (Language), Language Acquisition, Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Morphology (Languages), Preschool Children, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Syntax, Urdu
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
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