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ERIC Number: EJ1098291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
The Cognate and False Cognate Knowledge of Young Emergent Bilinguals
Simpson Baird, Ashley; Palacios, Natalia; Kibler, Amanda
Language Learning, v66 n2 p448-470 Spr 2016
This study examined young emergent bilinguals' cognate and false cognate knowledge and vocabulary outcomes on four early-language assessments in English and Spanish. Findings revealed that children were able to use shared phonology of words--before they had developed extensive knowledge about their orthography--to recognize and produce cognates. In addition, children were not confused by the similar phonology in semantically different words when recognizing and producing false cognates. This indicates that children who are just beginning to acquire literacy may also possess a "bilingual advantage" when identifying cognate items as do their older peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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