Child dialect acquisition: New perspectives on parent/peer influence1

@inproceedings{Stanford2008ChildDA,
  title={Child dialect acquisition: New perspectives on parent/peer influence1},
  author={James N. Stanford},
  year={2008}
}
Regardless of the variability and complexity in the linguistic environment around them, children begin constructing stable linguistic identities at a young age. Prior research has effectively modeled child dialect acquisition in terms of parent influence versus peer influence, and peer influence has often been shown to be the key determiner. The present study takes the next step by showing that the parent/peer group contrast in prior studies should be viewed as a special case of a more general… CONTINUE READING

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