New PDF release: Advances in the Study of Bilingualism

By Enlli Mon Thomas, Ineke Mennen

This ebook presents a latest method of the learn of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from major specialists within the box, this booklet brings jointly - in one quantity - a variety of the interesting paintings performed as a part of the programme of the ESRC Centre for study on Bilingualism in idea and perform at Bangor collage, Wales.

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001). Welsh /sgw/ and English /skw/, on the other hand, did not show any age effects, with predominantly target-like productions from the outset. 021). Note that age and dominance were found to interact on these clusters, with Welsh-dominant bilinguals consistently outperforming their English-dominant counterparts (see below). 2 shows that the Welsh-dominant bilinguals were more accurate on the majority of Welsh clusters than the English-dominant bilinguals. 004). Significant dominance effects were also found on the English words.

2 shows that the Welsh-dominant bilinguals were more accurate on the majority of Welsh clusters than the English-dominant bilinguals. 004). Significant dominance effects were also found on the English words. 011). 4 indicates, however, that, despite a few erroneous realisations by younger Welsh-dominant bilinguals, both dominance groups performed well on these clusters. 016), with consistently accurate productions from the age of 4;0. The English-dominant bilinguals, in contrast, only managed to produce /fr/ entirely accurately in the 5;0-5;6 age band and failed to achieve complete accuracy on /skr/ altogether.

The Welsh-specific clusters /g/ + /w/ + sonorant, in turn, showed a number of patterns: /gwl/ was predominantly realised as [gl], /gwr/ as [gw] and /gwn/ as [n]. Cluster simplifications In stop + /r/, stop + /l/ and fricative + /r/ clusters, the second element was commonly substituted by /w/, for example, /pr/ → [pw]; /fr/ → [fw], in conformity with the process of liquid gliding. Rhotics were also replaced by [ʋ] or [l] in some cases, however only in the English word set, for example, /kr/ → [kʋ]; /kr/ → [kl].

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