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Bilingual Child
By Virginia Yip

The Bilingual Child

Early Development and Language Contact

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Bilingual Child by Virginia Yip

Book Description

How does a child become bilingual? The answer to this intriguing question remains largely a mystery, not least because it has been far less extensively researched than the process of mastering a first language. Drawing on new studies of children exposed to two languages from birth (English and Cantonese), this book demonstrates how childhood bilingualism develops naturally in response to the two languages in the children's environment. While each bilingual child's profile is unique, the children studied are shown to develop quite differently from monolingual children. The authors demonstrate significant interactions between the children's developing grammars, as well as the important role played by language dominance in their bilingual development. Based on original research and using findings from the largest available multimedia bilingual corpus, the book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in child language acquisition, bilingualism and language contact.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521544764
ISBN-10: 0521544769
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Virginia Yip

Cantonese by Virginia Yip Cantonese, Paperback (December 2010)

A reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use in Cantonese. It is suitable for learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of level, in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of different types.

Bilingual Child by Virginia Yip Bilingual Child, Hardback (August 2007)

Examines the early linguistic development of children bilingual in English and Cantonese.

Intermediate Cantonese by Virginia Yip Intermediate Cantonese, Hardback (September 2000)

For learners wishing to progress from basic proficiency to more complex language. Combines clear grammar explanations with exercises and answer key. Follows on from its sister volume, Basic Cantonese.

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Author Biography - Virginia Yip

Virginia Yip is Professor in Linguistics and Modern Languages at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Stephen Matthews is Associate Professor in Linguistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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