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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


The Debate on the Nature of Bilingual Proficiency: Distinguishing between Different Kinds of Language Ability

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/9780262016391.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines research from other subfields of child bilingual development which have direct relevance for educational language policy. In particular, it explores how the child’s languages ... More


Research on the Components of Bilingual 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/9780262016391.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the idea that bilingual proficiency is internally diverse—that is, componential. It shows that the proposed modification to Cummins’s Common Underlying Proficiency Model needs ... More


Conclusion: Results and Prospects

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/9780262016391.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines, within the framework of modularity, whole-language and naturalistic approaches to literacy and second language (L2) learning as well as the proposed model of bilingual ... More


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