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By Enlli Mon Thomas, Ineke Mennen

ISBN-10: 1783091703

ISBN-13: 9781783091706

This e-book offers a modern method of the learn of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from top specialists within the box, this e-book brings jointly - in one quantity - a variety of the intriguing paintings carried out as a part of the programme of the ESRC Centre for study on Bilingualism in conception and perform at Bangor collage, Wales.

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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. Correlations In order to investigate whether cluster production in one language is related to cluster production in the other, a series of correlation analyses was carried out across the 20 clusters shared by Welsh and English.

Mutations are a characteristic of Celtic languages and involve morphophonological changes that affect the initial consonants of words (Ball & Müller, 1992; Thomas & Gathercole, 2007). Thus, for instance, /braʊd/ (brother) may change to /vraʊd/ or /mraʊd/ in certain syntactic contexts. Procedure and analysis Data collection took place in individual sessions in a quiet room on the premises of the participating schools and nurseries. Each child was seen twice, once in a Welsh setting and once in an English setting.

001), with somewhat more accurate productions on the Welsh than the English words. Interestingly, age was found to interact with dominance on English /fr/, with the Welsh-dominant bilinguals outperforming their English-dominant counterparts. 003). 4 indicates poor performance on both clusters from the outset with slow improvements over time. Note that the Welsh-dominant bilinguals failed to produce /θr/ accurately in more than 50% of instances in all age groups. On the other hand, they performed better on /ʃr/ than the English-dominant children.

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