A Portrait of the Young in the New Multilingual Spain

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Carmen Pérez Vidal, Maria Juan-Garau
Multilingual Matters, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 289 pages
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This book examines the main issues in bilingual and multilingual language acquisition through children and youngsters growing up in todays multicultural Spain, where four official languages and other new languages are used. The studies cover phonetics, g
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Issues in the Acquisition of Two or More Languages in Multilingual Environments
18
Early GalicianSpanish Bilingualism Contrasts with Monolingualism
39
Early Trilingualism The Development of Communicative Competence in English Alongside Basque and Spanish
63
Influence of the Linguistic Environment on the Development of the Lexicon and Grammar of Basque Bilingual Children
86
Null and Overt Subjects in the Developing Grammars L1 EnglishL1 Spanish of Two Bilingual Twins
111
Contributions from Bilingual Specific Language Impairment in Catalan and Spanish to the Understanding of Typical and Pathological Language Acq...
135
The Simultaneous Development of Narratives in English and Spanish
159
Classroom Bilingualism at an Early Age Towards a More Natural EFL Context
185
First Language Influence on Second Language Acquisition The Case of Immigrant L1 Soninke Tagalog and Chinese Children Learning Catalan
200
Predicting Enhanced L3 Learning in Bilingual Contexts The Role of Biliteracy
220
Learning Context Effects on the Acquisition of a Second Language Phonology
241
NonAdult LongDistance wh Questions in the NonNative Acquisition of English
264
Index
287
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Carmen Pérez Vidal received her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, UK, and her PhD in English linguistics from the University of Barcelona (Spain). She is Associate Professor in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition at Pompeu

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