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ERIC Number: ED278274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Bilingualism and Cognitive Development: Three Perspectives and Methodological Implications.
Hakuta, Kenji; And Others
The relationship between bilingualism and cognitive development is explored as an exemplary area in which the disciplinary concerns of cognitive psychology, social psychology, and sociology occur together. A historical review of research shows that many of the apparently contradictory findings about the effects of bilingualism on mental development have stemmed from a failure to distinguish between levels of bilingualism as defined by the three different research orientations. The literature within each of the disciplines is discussed and the implications for a more rigorous definition of bilingualism are outlined, based on research undertaken in a bilingual education program in New Haven, Connecticut. Sixty-nine references are listed. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Language Education and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (New Haven)