This study examined alignment of language choice of 44 Spanish-English bilingual child-parent dyads in a naturalistic context to determine whether bilingual children and their parents respond to each other in the same language(s) across conversational turns, and whether children’s language ability and children’s and parents’ language dominance affect language alignment.
People say between 150 and 200 words a minute on average during a casual conversation.
The Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center is currently recruiting children ages 2 through 5 to participate in research on language development in monolingual and bilingual children. If your …
Code-switching occurs regularly in the input to bilingual children. Yet, the effect of code-switched input on language development is unclear.
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.
Acoustic cues to deception on a picture-naming task were analyzed in three groups of English speakers: monolinguals, bilinguals with English as their first language, and bilinguals with English as a second language
The current study examined the effects of dual language exposure on executive function in 5- to 11-year-old Spanish-English bilingual children with different language skills. Dual language exposure was measured via parent report and was operationalized as the proportion of time spent in an environment where both English and Spanish were present.
This study tested the effect of Spanish-accented speech on sentence comprehension in children with different degrees of Spanish experience. The hypothesis was that earlier acquisition of Spanish would be associated with enhanced comprehension of Spanish-accented speech.
Title: Effects of classroom bilingualism on task-shifting, verbal memory, and word learning in children Legend: Children who experienced two years of Spanish exposure in a dual-immersion classroom outperformed monolingual children when learning new made-up words …