ERIC Number: ED234635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Baseline Report for the Spanish-English Longitudinal Study.
Garcia, Maryellen; And Others
Background information is provided on the four sites where the Spanish-English component of a longitudinal study of language development was conducted. The study was designed to examine the dynamic process of language acquisition over time in bilingual children. Each of the four schools selected was in a different geographical and sociocultural context within the greater Los Angeles area, including urban and suburban Los Angeles County, suburban Orange County, and rural San Bernardino County. At each site two families were recruited. One family had a limited English speaking or non-English speaking child in grades 1 and 3 while the other family had children in grade 1 and prekindergarten. The families' immigration background, language preferences, and education of parents and children are reported. Descriptions are given of the school, classroom, and home contexts for the children, including observations of their linguistic behavior at the time of the initial fieldwork. (RW)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Environment, Hispanic Americans, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Language Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Spanish, Young Children
National Center for Bilingual Research, 4665 Lampson Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Bilingual Research, Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)