ERIC Number: ED490463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 65
Bilingualism and Cognition: A Review of a Metalinguistic Task of Phonological Awareness in Bilingual Children
Qureshi, Saira I.
Certain aspects of meta-linguistic awareness are known to be essential for bilingual children's literacy acquisition. Phonological awareness is one of these skills. Beginning with a discussion of a pivotal developmental research model of control & analysis of cognitive skills in bilinguals, this review will discuss several studies that explored phonological awareness in bilinguals who knew different languages. Presented herein also are the author's own observations about what needs to be studied further in the field of cognitive development and bilingualism, which can add to the existing knowledge base about a specific metalinguistic skill for language acquisition: phonological awareness. Implications of bilingualism are also discussed in the context of bilingual advantage and its impact on bilingual literacy.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A