Levels of bilingualism and levels of linguistic awareness.

  title={Levels of bilingualism and levels of linguistic awareness.},
  author={Ellen Bialystok},
  journal={Developmental Psychology},
  • E. Bialystok
  • Published 1 July 1988
  • Linguistics
  • Developmental Psychology
A framework for relating degree of bilingualism to aspects of linguistic awareness is presented in which metalinguistic tasks are described in terms of their demands for analysis of knowledge or control of processing. Two studies are reported in which children differing in their level of bilingualism were given metalinguistic problems to solve that made demands on either analysis or control. The hypotheses were that all bilingual children would perform better than monolingual children on all… 

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