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Lexical development of a Japanese-English Bilingual child

Itani-Adams, Yuki


This paper presents a quantitative analysis of the composition of lexicon of two typologically different languages of a Japanese-English bilingual child (from age 1;11 to 4;10). Both language-general and language-specific patterns of development were detected. Nouuns were dominant in both languages at the beginning, but this changed for Japanese as the child grew. The study also compared the composition of nouns and verbs in the caregivers' languages. It was found that both input languages had...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: JSLS 2010


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