Dec 31, · In this paper, we studied Spanish-English bilinguals between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. We were interested in the relationship between bilingual children’s age, their productivity in Spanish (as indexed by MLU) and their accuracy in morpheme production. We found that age didn’t predict correct production of grammatical forms but MLU did. Nov 01, · More than 37 million U.S. residents are Spanish speakers, which makes it the most spoken non-English language in the United States, and Spanish is the primary language of communication in
Aug 24, · Bilingualism and multilingualism are often perceived and considered as a problem or a major challenge to individual and/or societal development. In most instances, the only advantage recognized for the bilingual individual is the ability to use two or more languages. Beyond that, monolingualism seems more attractive, and monolinguals especially those . In both groups and for all the seven conditions, English was more frequently used in private speech, and English was also the dominant language in our participants. Early bilinguals, however, more frequently used Spanish in different private speech situations. These findings suggest that the linguistic environment during early life has a significant impact on the language selected in different internal language situations, but the dominant language .
Research Professor in Social & Behavioural Sciences; expert in bilingual speech production and neuroimaging techniques. In , Dr. Costa’s group published 20 articles on the relation between bilingualism and executive control in young adults and patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Randall W. Engle (Georgia Tech). Mar 01, · In Spanish-English bilinguals, some but not all studies have reported activation differences between the two languages during reading. Here, we studied Spanish-English early bilingual adults living in the United States (N = 25; 17 females, 8 males). We examined local activity, functional connectivity, and spatially distributed activity patterns.
Post by Mattia Zingaretti, PhD Researcher in Linguistics & English Language, University of Edinburgh. The following thoughts and reflections are based on and inspired by the presentations given by Prof Antonella Sorace, Dr Naomi Flynn and Dr Yvonne Foley at the recent webinar ‘The new normal for languages at home, school and in the community’, co-organised by Bilingualism . We have been educating bilingual pupils for over 75 years and we know the positive impact bilingualism has had on their futures. As bilingualism experts, we have produced a comprehensive guide to bilingualism for parents, alongside authors Marlen van Wechem and Ana Halbach. Download our free bilingualism guide below (Spanish only).
This work investigates the acquisition of Spanish dative alternation (DA) in the production of English-Spanish bilingual and Spanish monolingual children. We explore whether "a/para"-datives and dative clitic doubled (DCLD) structures are syntactically derived from one another or, whether they are different structures. We also examine whether bilinguals follow similar . This exploratory study investigated executive attention during nonverbal and verbal processing among adults with a range of bilingual experience. Previous research has found that bilingual children control their attention better than their monolingual peers and that superior attentional control in some processing contexts persists into adulthood among lifelong bilinguals.