This paper presents a quantitative analysis of the composition of lexicon of two typologically different languages of a Japanese-English bilingual child (from age 1;11 to 4;10). Both language-general and language-specific patterns of development were detected. Nouuns were dominant in both languages at the beginning, but this changed for Japanese as the child grew. The study also compared the composition of nouns and verbs in the caregivers' languages. It was found that both input languages had similar, if not more tokens of nouns than verbs, but the number of types differed.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||The 12th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences - Tokyo Japan|
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
|Conference||The 12th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences|
|Period||1/01/10 → …|