Comparing child second language (L2) and bilingual first language (L1) acquisition: A case study in Japanese

Junko Iwasaki, Yuki Itani-Adams

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    Abstract

    Utilising Processability Theory (PT) (Pienemann, 1998) as a common framework, this paper reports on the aquisition of some aspects of Japanese morphology by two children who reveived exposure to Japanese in different linguistic environments. Both chldren were aquiring Japanese in an English-Japanese bilingual context, but one was aquiring Japanese as a first language (L1) and the other as a second language (L2) at the time of the study. The results of this study show that both the bilingual L1 child and L2 child took a similar route in the process of verbal morphology in Japanese.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages43-46
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event15th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences - Nagasaki Japan
    Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

    Conference

    Conference15th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences
    Period1/01/13 → …

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