The Development of Morphological Awareness in Young Bilinguals: Effects of Age and L1 Background.

@article{Lam2016TheDO,
  title={The Development of Morphological Awareness in Young Bilinguals: Effects of Age and L1 Background.},
  author={B. Lam and L. Sheng},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2016},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          732-44
        }
}
  • B. Lam, L. Sheng
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR
  • PURPOSE Current understanding about the effect of first language (L1) background on morphological awareness (MA) development in those who are bilingual is largely limited to school-aged second-language learners. This study examined the development of MA in bilingual Mandarin-English (ManEngBi) and Spanish-English (SpaEngBi) children ages 4 to 7 years, whose L1 is predominated by compounding and derivation, respectively. METHOD We targeted specific word formation rules that develop within… CONTINUE READING
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