3010 Perceptual Foundations for Bilingual Acquisition in Infancy

Friday, February 18, 2011: 1:30 PM
146A (Washington Convention Center )
Janet F. Werker , University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Much of the research on bilingual acquisition begins with children or adults who are learning a second language. Yet, many infants from all around the world learn two or more languages from birth, and master each of these languages at the same rate as a monolingual child acquires a single language. In this talk I will review recent research detailing recent findings showing how bilingual infants begin the process of learning about, and acquiring, two languages simultaneously.

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