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 children’s 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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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 13 taught by Professor Kibour during the Fall '08 term at GWU.
- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology