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Bosma, Evelyn; Blom, Elma; Hoekstra, Eric; Versloot, Arjen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This longitudinal study investigated to what extent the acquisition of cognates among bilingual children depends on the degree of cross-language similarity and intensity of exposure to the tested language, and whether children's sensitivity to cognates with different degrees of cross-language similarity changes over time. For three consecutive…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Indo European Languages, Contrastive Linguistics, Second Language Learning
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Qiu, Chen; Winsler, Adam – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
Via naturalistic observations, parent interview, and direct assessments, we examined language proficiency, language use, and differentiation of a 3-year, 4-month-old bilingual child exposed to Mandarin and English via the "one parent-one language" principle. Although noun versus verb dominance has been explored across verb-based…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Child Rearing, Bilingualism, Parent Child Relationship
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Carlson, Elaine; Bitterman, Amy; Jenkins, Frank – Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the home literacy environment of a nationally representative sample of preschoolers with disabilities and their subsequent receptive vocabulary and reading comprehension skills using data from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study. Results from linear regressions indicated…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension
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Ricci, Leila A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This study examined the reading interest and emergent literacy skills of 31 children with Down syndrome (DS) ages 7 to 13. Parents completed questionnaires on their children's interest in reading, home literacy environments, and parental beliefs about reading. Children were then assessed on their cognitive and emergent literacy skills.…
Descriptors: Children, Down Syndrome, Reading Interests, Emergent Literacy
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Westerveld, Marleen F.; Gillon, Gail T.; van Bysterveldt, Anne K.; Boyd, Lynda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This study investigated the emergent literacy and language skills of four-year-old children in New Zealand during their kindergarten year prior to school-entry. A total of 92 four-year-old children from a range of socio-economic areas were seen individually at their local kindergarten and were assessed on code-related measures (letter name…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy