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Ijalba, Elizabeth – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Few studies explore parent-implemented literacy interventions in the home language for young children with problems in language acquisition. A shift in children's use of the home language to English has been documented when English is the only language of instruction. When parents are not proficient in English, such language shift can limit…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Literacy Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Usage
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Reuterskiold, Christina; Van Lancker Sidtis, Diana – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This study explored retention of idioms and novel (i.e. newly created or grammatically generated) expressions in English-speaking girls following exposure only once during a conversation. Our hypothesis was that idioms, because of their inherent holistic, nonliteral and social characteristics, are acquired differently and more rapidly than novel…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Figurative Language, Familiarity, Females