Bad influence? – an investigation into the purported negative influence of foreign domestic helpers on children's second language English acquisition

@article{Leung2012BadI,
  title={Bad influence? – an investigation into the purported negative influence of foreign domestic helpers on children's second language English acquisition},
  author={A. Leung},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={133 - 148}
}
  • A. Leung
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Abstract This paper explores the purported negative influence of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) on child second language acquisition (SLA) by studying Hong Kong Cantonese children's listening ability in second language (L2) English. 31 kindergarten third graders aged 4;6 to 6, and 29 first year secondary students aged 11-14 who have had a Filipino domestic helper at home took part in the study. In addition, 34 youngsters (20 in kindergarten, 14 in secondary) who did not have a Filipino helper… Expand
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