Bilingualism and Cross-Cultural Study of Language and Cognitive Development

  • Hristo S. Kyuchukov Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Keywords: child bilingualism, cognitive development, cross-cultural study


The paper presents evidences in support to the theory of early bilingualism. Bilingualism with different contact languages as L1 and L2 are discussed: Turkish-Bulgarian, Romani-Slovak and Russian-German. Referring to classical ideas W. Leopold and L.S. Vygotsky on early bilingualism and multilingualism the author providing evidences from his observations rebuts the ideas of N. Alexandrova about the use of late bilingualism.


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Kyuchukov, H. S. (2016). Bilingualism and Cross-Cultural Study of Language and Cognitive Development. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, (20(1), 154-161. Retrieved from