Kitchen Russian: Cross-linguistic differences and first-language object naming by Russian–English bilinguals*

  title={Kitchen Russian: Cross-linguistic differences and first-language object naming by Russian–English bilinguals*},
  author={Aneta Pavlenko and Barbara Claire Malt},
  journal={Bilingualism: Language and Cognition},
  pages={19 - 45}
We examined first language (L1) naming of common household objects in three groups of Russian–English bilinguals: early, childhood and late bilinguals. Their naming patterns were compared with those of native speakers of Russian and English, in order to detect possible second language (L2) English influence on L1 Russian naming patterns. We investigated whether such influence is modulated by the speaker's linguistic trajectory, specifically, their age of arrival in the L2 environment, which in… 

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  • 2009
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