Profile effects in early bilingual language and literacy.

@article{Oller2007ProfileEI,
  title={Profile effects in early bilingual language and literacy.},
  author={D. Kimbrough Oller and Barbara Zurer Pearson and Alan B. Cobo-Lewis},
  journal={Applied psycholinguistics},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          191-230
        }
}
Bilingual children's language and literacy is stronger in some domains than others. Reanalysis of data from a broad-scale study of monolingual English and bilingual Spanish-English learners in Miami provided a clear demonstration of "profile effects," where bilingual children perform at varying levels compared to monolinguals across different test types. The profile effects were strong and consistent across conditions of socioeconomic status, language in the home, and school setting (two way or… CONTINUE READING

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