Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy through School Age by Peggy McCardleChildhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy through School Age by Peggy McCardle

Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy through School Age

EditorPeggy McCardle, Erika Hoff

Paperback | February 28, 2006

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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.
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. ...
Title:Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy through School AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.54 × 5.71 × 0.44 inPublished:February 28, 2006Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1853598690

ISBN - 13:9781853598692

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Table of Contents

Childhood Bilingualism Research: An Introduction - Erika Hoff and Peggy McCardle Processing Two Languages 1. Bilingual Speech Processing - J. F. Werker, W. M. Weikum, and K. A. Yoshida 2. When Infants Hear Two Languages: Interpreting Research on Early Speech Perception by Bilingual Children - A. Fernald 3. The Onset of Word Form Recognition in One Language and in Two - M. M. Vihman, J. A. G. Lum, G. Thierry, S. Nakai and T. Keren-Portnoy Speaking Two Languages4. Bilingual First Language Acquisition in Perspective - F. Genesee5. Social Factors in Bilingual Development - R. E. Eilers, B. Zurer Pearson, A. B. Cobo-Lewis Acquiring Literacy in Two Languages6. Developing Literacy in English-Language Learners - D. August, M. Calderon, Maria Carlo, and M. Nuttall 7. Bilingualism at School - E. Bialystok Perspectives on Childhood Bilingualism from Related Fields 8. Adult Bilingualism and Bilingual Development - J. Kroll9. Finding the Points of Contact: Language Acquisition in Children Raised in Monolingual, Bilingual and Multilingual Environment - S. Waxman Closing Comments10. Multiple Perspectives on Research on Childhood Bilingualism - M. Crago 11. An Agenda for Research on Childhood Bilingualism - Peggy McCardle and Erika Hoff

Editorial Reviews

This collection will be a valuable source of information for scholars and students working in the area of bilingualism and bilingual child language acquisition. Each article is rich in questions, suggestions and ideas, which taken together show how much remains to be done in the field of bilingual child language acquisition.

- Magdalena Fialkowska, University of Surrey - Linguist List 17.2295