Childhood Bilingualism Research on Infancy through School Age Edited by: Peggy McCardle, Erika Hoff

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28 Feb 2006
Child Language and Child Development
Multilingual Matters
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Key features

- Considers the under-researched areas of bilingual children’s language learning experiences and literacy development

- Conclusion provides commentary on the politics and science of bilingual practices

- Volume brings together researchers from different disciplines and areas of study


This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.


This book is an excellent illustration of the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of childhood bilingualism. Following on from an international workshop on this topic, leading players in the fields of child and adult bilingualism provide us with an impressive state-of-the-art survey of recent work as well as a clear research agenda for the future. Margaret Deuchar Professor in Linguistics

- Margaret Deuchar, Professor in Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor

This collection will be a valuable source of information for scholars and students working in the area of bilingualism and bilingual child language acquisition. Each article is rich in questions, suggestions and ideas, which taken together show how much remains to be done in the field of bilingual child language acquisition.

- Linguist List 17.2295 - Magdalena Fialkowska, University of Surrey

Author Biography:

Peggy McCardle is a research administrator at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a pre-eminent funding agency of biomedical and behavioural research. She is responsible for a research portfolio on language, bilingualism and biliteracy development and disorders within the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Erika Hoff is a professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University, in Davie, Florida. She studies language development and bilingualism. 

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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