Language acquisition context and language organization in bilinguals

@article{Gekoski1980LanguageAC,
  title={Language acquisition context and language organization in bilinguals},
  author={William L. Gekoski},
  journal={Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
  year={1980},
  volume={9},
  pages={429-449}
}
A distinction between compound and coordinate bilingualism has been employed to conceptualize linguistic organization in bilinguals. Compound bilinguals are those who acquired their languages in a joint context and therefore are presumed to store linguistic information interdependently. Coordinates include those who acquired their languages in separate contexts and therefore are presumed to maintain independent linguistic stores. To study the usefulness of this distinction, Spanish-English and… CONTINUE READING