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Unformatted text preview: Poverty and Language Professional parents speak to kids more, children have more exposure to language: number of words and variety do better on tests of intelligence o Early exposure to language important o Hart and Risley Study Bilingualism Lack of evidence that bilingualism interferes with childrens language learning more generally Need to compare number of words they know in both languages together Language learned simultaneously language shares same brain region Languages learned sequentially second language goes to different part of the brain ELL Bilingual education vs. English immersion...
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology