Code-switching occurs regularly in the input to bilingual children. Yet, the effect of code-switched input on language development is unclear.
Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD – Slide of the Week
The current study examined language control and code-switching in bilingual children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) compared to bilingual peers with typical language development (TLD). In addition, proficiency in each language and cognitive control skills were examined as predictors of children’s tendency to engage in cross-speaker and intra-sentential code-switching.