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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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
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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