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Comparing levels of processability across languages

Pienemann, Manfred; Keßler, Jörg-U.; Itani-Adams, Yuki


In this article we utilize a developmental perspective as a metric for the comparison of bilingual language ability. In particular, we utilize Processabilty Theory (Pienemann, 1998a, 2005) which provides a psycholinguistic metric for developmental schedules of any given language. We demonstrate this approach to the cross-linguistic measurement of language development on the basis of Itani-Adams' (2007) study of bilingual (Japanese-English) first language acquisition.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Bilingualism
DOI: 10.1177/1367006910380037


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