Bilingual first language acquisition

Yuki Itani-Adams

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    This chapter gives an overview of bilingual first language acquisition in a PT context. It looks at the simultaneous acquisition of English and Japanese by a bilingual child raised in these two languages. The results of the longitudinal study discussed in this chapter provide strong empirical evidence for the “Separate Development Hypothesis” as put forward by De Houwer (1990). It will be shown that Processability Theory (PT) also accounts for this type of language acquisition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStudying Processability Theory: An Introductory Textbook
    Editors Manfred Pienemann and Jorg-U Kessler
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
    ISBN (Print)9789027203007
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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