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Language Processing in Bilingual Children - Ellen Bialystok

Language Processing in Bilingual Children

By: Ellen Bialystok (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th July 1991
ISBN: 9780521379182
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book is a collection of papers that explore the ways in which bilingual children cope with two language systems. The papers address issues in linguistics, psychology and education, that bear on the abilities that bilingual children use to understand language, to perform highly specialized operations with language, and to function in school settings. All of the papers provide detailed analysis about how specific problems are solved, how bilingualism influences those solutions, and how the social context affects the process. Finally, the implications of these findings for policy setting and the development of bilingual education programs are explored. This will be an important and useful volume at the forefront of current research in an area which is exciting increased interest among linguists and cognitive scientists.

"...offers some new insights and provides a good overview of current theorizing in the field." Language "...an excellent source for researchers, teacher trainers, psychologists, and linguists. Even though this is an edited book, the themes set forth by Bialystok provide a common thread adding to the coherence of the book." Contemporary Psychology

Language modules and bilingual processing
Phonological processing in two languages
Second language learning in children: a model of language learning in social context
Interdependence of first and second language proficiency in bilingual children
Giving formal definitions: a linguistic or metalinguistic skill
Metalinguistic dimensions of bilingual language proficiency
Translation skill and metalinguistic awareness in bilinguals
Towards an explanatory model of the interaction between bilingualism and cognitive development
Constructive processes in bilingualism and their cognitive growth effects
Language cognition, and education of bilingual children
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ISBN: 9780521379182
ISBN-10: 0521379180
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th July 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.32  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.38