Multilingualism from Infancy to Adolescence Eduardo Faingold

ISBN: 9781593110918

Published: March 1st 2004

Hardcover

129 pages


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Multilingualism from Infancy to Adolescence  by  Eduardo Faingold

Multilingualism from Infancy to Adolescence by Eduardo Faingold
March 1st 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 129 pages | ISBN: 9781593110918 | 8.65 Mb

This book studies the acquisition, loss and re-acquisition of Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Hebrew, the first languages of this writers son. It applies the results of current work in the areas of psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and appliedMoreThis book studies the acquisition, loss and re-acquisition of Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Hebrew, the first languages of this writers son.

It applies the results of current work in the areas of psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and applied linguistics to the study of language development in one multilingual child, Noam, from birth to age 17. The acquisition, loss, and re-acquisition of four languages by Noam also is compared with that of other children studied by the author and others. This book uncovers linguistic, cognitive, psychological, and social mechanisms of language acquisition, loss, and re-acquisition and documents the childs increasing, decreasing, and, in turn, increasing proficiency in four languages.

This book applies Dromis guidelines for qualitative case-study research to the study of language development in one multilingual child (Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, English), Noam, from birth to age seventeen. In addition, the results of Noams case study are compared with other case studies conducted by this author as well as by other researchers.



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