Prosodic structures and templates in bilingual phonological development

@inproceedings{Vihman2016ProsodicSA,
  title={Prosodic structures and templates in bilingual phonological development},
  author={Marilyn M. Vihman},
  year={2016}
}
Bilingual children have long been held to have ‘separate linguistic systems’ from the start (e.g., Meisel, 2001). This paper challenges that assumption with data from five bilingual children's first 100 words. Whereas the prosodic structures represented by a child's words may or may not be differentiated by language, emergent phonological templates are not, the same patterns being deployed as more complex adult word forms are targeted in each language. Reliance on common (idiosyncratic… CONTINUE READING

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