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作者 Pham, Giang Thuy
書名 Dual Language Development among Vietnamese-English Bilingual Children: Modeling Trajectories and Cross-Linguistic Associations within a Dynamic Systems Framework
國際標準書號 9781124768366
book jacket
說明 152 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-10, Section: A, page: 3598
Adviser: Kathryn J. Kohnert
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota, 2011
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to mathematically model first and second language trajectories and interactions among developing sequential bilingual school-age children. Language data were collected in four waves, with a one-year interval between each wave. Participants (N = 34, mean age of 7.3 at Wave 1) lived in the US, spoke Vietnamese as a first and home language (L1) and began learning the majority community language, English (L2), in early childhood. Children completed measures in the L1 and L2 at lexical, grammatical, and discourse subsystems each year for four consecutive years. Multivariate hierarchical linear models were calculated to examine the shape and rates of change for the two languages nested within individual children. Associations within and between languages were examined across different language subsystems at each wave and over time in a series of correlational and longitudinal analyses. Results showed (a) positive growth across all language subsystems for the L1 and L2 with relatively more rapid gains in the L2, (b) moderate to strong positive associations between languages at each wave and over time, (c) bidirectional cross-linguistic transfer, and (d) changes in the nature of L1-L2 relationships with age. Findings are interpreted within a Dynamic Systems framework in which a child's language system emerges from multiple interactions across cognitive, social and language systems as well as interactions within and between languages (de Bot, Lowie, & Verspoor, 2007; Kohnert, 2007)
School code: 0130
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-10A
主題 Education, Language and Literature
Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Psychology, Developmental
Alt Author University of Minnesota. Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
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