ERIC Number: EJ632773
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Early Emergence of Structural Constraints on Code-Mixing: Evidence from French-English Bilingual Children.
Paradis, Johanne; Nicoladis, Elena; Genesee, Fred
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v3 n3 p245-61 Dec 2000
Addresses the question of whether young children's code-mixing obeys the same structural constraints as bilingual adults code mixing. Examines data from bilingual French-English bilingual children filmed in conversation with both parents at 6-month intervals from age 2 to age 3 years, 6 months. Children's code-mixed utterances were examined for violations of principles set out in the Matrix-Language Frame model. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue: Syntactic Aspects of Bilingual Acquisition.