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Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Norbert Francis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When two or more languages are part of a child’s world, we are presented with a rich opportunity to learn something about language in general and about how the mind works. This book examines the ... More


What Are the Uniquely Human Components of the Language Faculty?

Marc D. Hauser and W. Tecumseh Fitch

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking a biologist's perspective on language evolution, this chapter advocates the use of a comparative method for exploring the various other components that make up the human language ability. It ... More


Componential Approaches to the Study of Language Proficiency

Norbert Francis

in Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the relationship among the components of language ability in school: language proficiency relating to literacy learning and other language skills essential for academic ... More


An Analysis of Academic Language Proficiency

Norbert Francis

in Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the child’s abilities related to academic uses of language, including the abilities necessary for reading and writing. It looks at the underlying components of language ... More


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