An Anthology of Bilingual Child Phonology

Edited by: Elena Babatsouli, Martin J. Ball

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This edited book is a collection of studies on protolanguage phonology, referring to the development of children's autonomous linguistic systems from their first meaningful forms to complete cognitive and articulatory acquisition of language. The volume comprises chapters on child bilingual phonological development, understood as the acquisition or use of more than one linguistic code, whether actual languages, dialects, or communication modes, in an array of contexts. Such contexts include endogenous and exogenous bilingualism, heritage language, bilectalism, trilingualism, and typical and atypical use. The contributed works here will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students investigating language acquisition in bi-/multilingual settings, as well as those working on child phonological development across a variety of languages.

A state-of-the-art volume by two visionary scholars dedicated to the study of bilingual child phonology, this timely collection features contributions from leading scholars addressing typical and atypical development in monolingual, bilingual and trilingual populations across diverse acquisition contexts and language pairs. Together they make a stunning contribution to an under-researched area of bilingual development.

Virginia Yip, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

This anthology is a welcome contribution to the field of bi/multilingual child phonological development, offering new insights from various acquisition perspectives including bilingualism, bilectalism, trilingualism, heritage language, typical and atypical use. The cross-linguistic collection of studies spans a range of languages and diverse methodologies, advocating some novel solutions to long-standing debates. It will be a valuable reference for students and experienced scholars alike.

Magdalena Wrembel, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Elena Babatsouli is Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA. She has edited On Under-reported Monolingual Child Phonology and co-edited Crosslinguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition with David Ingram and Nicole Müller (Multilingual Matters), among other volumes. She co-edits with Martin Ball the Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (Equinox).

Martin J. Ball is Honorary Professor at the University of Bangor, Wales. He is a lead journal and book-series editor and a prominent figure in clinical linguistics/phonetics with numerous monographs and edited books, including most recently Grammatical Profiles: Further Languages of LARSP (co-edited with Paul Fletcher and David Crystal, Multilingual Matters).

Chapter 1. Elena Babatsouli and Martin J. Ball:  Introduction

Chapter 2. Conxita Lleó: Investigating the Linguistic World of the Bilingual Child: Transfer and Code Switching

Chapter 3. Margaret Kehoe: Seeking Cross-Linguistic Interaction in French Bilingual Phonological Development

Chapter 4. Olga Nenonen: Case Studies of Phonological Development in Six Preschool-Aged Russian-Finnish Bilingual Children

Chapter 5. Elena Babatsouli: Enhanced Phonology in a Child's Weaker Language in Bilingualism: A Portrait  

Chapter 6. Luca Cilibrasi and Ianthi Tsimpli: Sensitivity to Morphophonological Cues in Monolingual and Bilingual Children: Evidence from a Nonword Task

Chapter 7. Atalia Hai Weiss: Lexical-Semantic Organization in Monolingual and Bilingual Hebrew Speaking Children: Evidence from a Word Association Task

Chapter 8. Anwar Alkhudidi, Yasmeen Hakooz, Madeline Walker, Ryan Stevenson and Yasaman Rafat: The Production of Marked Arabic Consonants by Arabic-English Bilingual Children Living in Canada

Chapter 9. Raquel Llama and Luz Patricia López-Morelos: on Heritage Accents: Insights from VOT Production by Trilingual Heritage Speakers of Spanish

Chapter 10. Kakia Petinou and Loukia Taxitari: Linguistic Outcomes and the Role of Phonology in Typically Developing and Late Talking Toddlers

Chapter 11. Karen Miller and Rodrigo Cárdenas: Stylistic Patterns in the Speech of Young Children and their Caregivers: A Study of Variable /S/ Lenition in Dominican Spanish

Chapter 12. Barbara May Bernhardt, Joseph Paul Stemberger, Daniel Bérubé, Valter Ciocca, Maria João Freitas, Diana Ignatova, Damjana Kogošek, Inger Lundeborg Hammarström, Thora Másdóttir, Martina Ozbič, Denisse Perez and A. Margarida Ramalho: Identification of Protracted Phonological Development Across Languages - The Whole Word Match and Basic Mismatch Measures

Chapter 13. Chiara Melloni And Maria Vender: Phonological Processing and Nonword Repetition: A Critical Tool for the Identification of Dyslexia in Bilingualism

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