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ERIC Number: EJ912821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
The Influence of Child-Directed Speech in Early Trilingualism
Barnes, Julia
International Journal of Multilingualism, v8 n1 p42-62 Feb 2011
Contexts of limited input such as trilingual families where a language is not spoken in the wider community but only by a reduced number of speakers in the home provide a unique opportunity to examine closely the relationship between a child's input and what she learns to say. Barnes reported on the relationship between maternal input and a trilingual child's use of the interrogative in English. Taking as a basis the fact that the child's language is likely to reflect that of the mother, the present study explores further patterns of similarity or difference between the language of parent and child. Instances of linguistic and cultural influence in the child's English which may be traced back to the language of the main provider of input are identified, giving insights into input-related processes and the way parental background may also influence the child's discourse skills in situations where input is limited to one parent in the home. (Contains 1 note and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain