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ERIC Number: ED369266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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How a Bilingual Child Understands Being Bilingual.
Pickering, Michael
This case study examined the development of linguistics concepts and the idea of bilingualism in a young girl of Finnish- and English-speaking parents over a 3.5 year period between the child's first and sixth birthday. Through observational methods, it was found that representative instances (preconcepts) of language were attained by age 2, first using lexis as the signifier, and subsequently phonological signifiers. Through a series of delicately graded steps, a concept of the family as bilingual had developed by the time the child reached age 3. Some conception of the domain of use of each language was also present by age 5. (Contains 10 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland