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ERIC Number: EJ897986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Receptive Vocabulary Differences in Monolingual and Bilingual Children
Bialystok, Ellen; Luk, Gigi; Peets, Kathleen F.; Yang, Sujin
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v13 n4 p525-531 Oct 2010
Studies often report that bilingual participants possess a smaller vocabulary in the language of testing than monolinguals, especially in research with children. However, each study is based on a small sample so it is difficult to determine whether the vocabulary difference is due to sampling error. We report the results of an analysis of 1,738 children between 3 and 10 years old and demonstrate a consistent difference in receptive vocabulary between the two groups. Two preliminary analyses suggest that this difference does not change with different language pairs and is largely confined to words relevant to a home context rather than a school context.
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Language: English
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