Assessing Language Dominance in Bilingual Acquisition : A Case for Mean Length Utterance Differentials

The notion of language dominance is often defined in terms of proficiency. We distinguish dominance, as a property of the bilingual mind and a concept of language knowledge, from proficiency, as a concept of language use. We discuss ways in which language dominance may be assessed, with a focus on measures of mean length of utterance (MLU). Comparison of… CONTINUE READING