Onset of word form recognition in English , Welsh , and English-Welsh bilingual infants

  title={Onset of word form recognition in English , Welsh , and English-Welsh bilingual infants},
  author={Marilyn May and Jarrad Ag Lum and Tamar Keren-Portnoy},
Children raised in the home as English or Welsh monolinguals or English–Welsh bilinguals were tested on untrained word form recognition using both behavioral and neurophysiological procedures. Behavioral measures confirmed the onset of a familiarity effect at 11 months in English but failed to identify it in monolingual Welsh infants between 9 and 12 months. In the neurophysiological procedure the familiarity effect was detected as early as 10 months in English but did not reach significance in… CONTINUE READING


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