Portland State University. Department of Applied Linguistics
Susan H. Foster
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Bilingualism in children
1 online resource (110 p.)
Previous studies of bilingual infants learning their languages simultaneously have suggested that such children go through what is known as a unified speech period in which they make no differentation between the languages in question and in which they frequently use mixed utterances (Arnberg, 1987; Grosjen, 1982; Leopold, 1939; & Skutnabb-Kangas, 1981). To test the validity of the claim that there is such a period, an English-Japanese bilingual child from one year and six months of age (1;6) through two years and six months of age (2;6) was observed and his speech recorded.
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Wood, Gary Frank, "The Unified Speech Period of a Bilingual Child" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4118.