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ERIC Number: EJ1078789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7237
Productive Vocabulary among Three Groups of Bilingual American Children: Comparison and Prediction
Cote, Linda R.; Bornstein, Marc H.
First Language, v34 n6 p467-485 Dec 2014
The importance of input factors for bilingual children's vocabulary development was investigated. Forty-seven Argentine, 42 South Korean, 51 European American, 29 Latino immigrant, 26 Japanese immigrant, and 35 Korean immigrant mothers completed checklists of their 20-month-old children's productive vocabularies. Bilingual children's vocabulary sizes in each language separately were consistently smaller than their monolingual peers but only Latino bilingual children had smaller total vocabularies than monolingual children. Bilingual children's vocabulary sizes were similar to each other. Maternal acculturation predicted the amount of input in each language, which then predicted children's vocabulary size in each language. Maternal acculturation also predicted children's English-language vocabulary size directly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina (Buenos Aires); South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory; Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale
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