Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy Through School Age

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Peggy D. McCardle, Erika Hoff
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 170 pages
This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Interpreting Research
The Onset of Word Form Recognition in One Language
Learning Two Languages
The Miami Experience
Literacy in Two Languages
Effect on the Acquisition of Literacy
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Adult Bilingualism and Bilingual Development
Closing Comments
The Contributors 166
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Peggy McCardle is a research administrator at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a pre-eminent funding agency of biomedical and behavioural research. She is responsible for a research portfolio on language, bilingualism and biliteracy development and disorders within the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Erika Hoff is a professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University, in Davie, Florida. She studies language development and bilingualism

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