Describing bilinguals: A systematic review of labels and descriptions used in the literature between 2005–2015

  title={Describing bilinguals: A systematic review of labels and descriptions used in the literature between 2005–2015},
  author={Sarah Surrain and Gigi Luk},
  journal={Bilingualism: Language and Cognition},
  pages={401 - 415}
Recent years have seen a surge in research comparing bilinguals to monolinguals, yet synthesizing this literature is complicated by the diversity of language and social backgrounds behind these dichotomous labels. The current study examines the labels and descriptions reported in 186 studies comparing bilinguals and monolinguals published between 2005–2015 in order to understand how bilingualism has been operationalized and to describe the degree to which different facets of bilingual… 
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