Similtaneous bilinguals

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The acquisition of two  languages at the same time  by children Simultaneous bilingualism in the  preschool years
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Paths to simultaneous  bilingualism Family bilingualism Mixed-marriage family in which both parents  speak different languages to the child. One language may be a minority language and  restricted to the family Both languages may be community languages Family in which both parents speak the same  language, but a (live-in) care-giver speaks a  language other than the parents’ to the child. Family in which both parents speak the same  language but speak the official language to the  child, in preparation for school (Many post- colonial nations)
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One language system or two? Unitary language system Hypothesis  (Volterra and Taeschner 1978) Words/grammatical rules combine in one  language;  Two separate inventories of words but same  grammar;  Then grammatical systems become differentiated Dual Language System Hypothesis  (Genesee 1989) Two separate linguistic systems are established  from the outset
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 0815 taught by Professor Akkinaso during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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