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Karlsen, Jannicke; Lyster, Solveig-Alma Halaas; Lervåg, Arne – Journal of Child Language, 2017
This study examined the vocabulary development of Norwegian second language (L2) learners with Urdu/Punjabi as their first language (L1) at two time-points from kindergarten to primary school, and compared it to the vocabulary development of monolingual Norwegian children. Using path models, the associations between number of picture books in the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Norwegian, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Rydland, Veslemoy; Grover, Vibeke; Lawrence, Joshua – Journal of Child Language, 2014
Little research has explored how preschools can support children's second-language (L2) vocabulary development. This study keenly followed the progress of twenty-six Turkish immigrant children growing up in Norway from preschool (age five) to fifth grade (age ten). Four different measures of preschool talk exposure (amount and diversity of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, Prediction
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Kristoffersen, Kristian E.; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Bleses, Dorthe; Wehberg, Sonja; Jorgensen, Rune Norgard; Eiesland, Eli Anne; Henriksen, Laila Yvonne – Journal of Child Language, 2013
This article presents the methodology used in a population-based study of early communicative development in Norwegian children using an adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates communicative development inventories (CDI), comprising approximately 6500 children aged between 0 ; 8 and 3 ; 0. To our knowledge, this is the first CDI study collecting data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Language Acquisition, Data Collection
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Aukrust, Vibeke Grover – Journal of Child Language, 2004
Recent studies have suggested that cultures vary in subtle ways in the talk about talk that children hear and learn to produce. Twenty-two three-year-old children and their families in respectively Oslo, Norway and Cambridge, Massachusetts were observed during mealtime with the aim of identifying talk-focused talk. The analysis distinguished talk…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Child Language, Language Acquisition
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Lanza, Elizabeth – Journal of Child Language, 1992
This study applies perspectives from sociolinguistics to investigate the language mixing of a bilingual two year old acquiring Norwegian and English simultaneously in Norway. The investigation stresses the need to examine more carefully the roles of dominance and context in the language mixing of young bilingual children. (40 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Language, Code Switching (Language), English
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Ragnarsdottir, Hrafnhildur; Gram Simonsen, Hanne; Plunkett, Kim – Journal of Child Language, 1999
Investigated Icelandic and Norwegian children's knowledge of the past tense of verbs. Researchers systematically manipulated verb characteristics (type frequency, token frequency, and phonological coherence). These factors played an important role in the acquisition of the two languages. The predominant source of errors in children shifted during…
Descriptors: Child Language, Children, Foreign Countries, Grammar