Comparing levels of processability across languages

Manfred Pienemann, Jorg U Kebler, Yuki Itani-Adams

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    In this article we utilize a developmental perspective as a metric for the comparison of bilingual language ability. In particular, we utilize Processabilty Theory (Pienemann, 1998a, 2005) which provides a psycholinguistic metric for developmental schedules of any given language. We demonstrate this approach to the cross-linguistic measurement of language development on the basis of Itani-Adams' (2007) study of bilingual (Japanese-English) first language acquisition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)128-146
    JournalInternational Journal of Bilingualism
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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