ERIC Number: EJ912638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Bilingual Language Acquisition: Where Does the Difference Lie?
Human Development, v53 n5 p245-255 2010
Studies of preverbal infants exposed to a bilingual environment have unveiled the existence of important similarities, but also significant differences in the way monolinguals-to-be and bilinguals-to-be solve the problem of language acquisition. In this paper, I review these studies and I argue that some apparent bilingual failures are the consequence of experimental designs conceived to test monolingual infants. When properly analyzed, these data provide evidence for successful solutions to learning 2 languages and to become a competent adult bilingual speaker.
Descriptors: Infants, Bilingualism, Language Acquisition, Monolingualism, Differences, Research Design
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