Temporal indicators of language dominance in bilingual children

Document identifier: oai:dalea.du.se:1055
Keyword: Bilingualism children dominance
Publication year: 2003
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In the field of bilingualism it is of particular interest to stablish which, if any, of a speaker’s languages is dominant. Earlier research has shown that immigrants who acquire a new language tend to use elements of the timing patterns of the new language in their native language. It is shown here that measurements of timing in the two languages spoken by bilingual children can give information about the relative dominance of the languages for the individual speaker.


Una Cunningham

Högskolan Dalarna; Engelska
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