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

Abstract

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.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Brown, R. (1973) A First Language. The Early Stages. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

De Bot, K. (1992) Self-Assessment of Minority Language Proficiency. In: L. Vehoeven and J. H.A.L. de Jong (eds.) The construct of Language Proficiency. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co.

De Groot, A. B.M. and Barry, C. (1992) The Manual Community: Introduction. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 4, (4) 241-252.

Grosjean, F. (1994) Individual bilingualism. In: Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, Oxford: Pergamon Press, pp. 1656-1660.

Hymes, D. (1986) Models of Interaction of Language and Social life. In: J. Gumperz and D. Hymes (Eds.) Directions in sociolinguistics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Leopold, W. (1954) Speech development of a bilingual child: a linguist’s record. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.

Pearson, B. Z. (2007) Social factors in childhood bilingualism in the United States. Applied Psycholinguistics, 28, 399-410.

Snow, C. (1977) Mother’s speech research: From Input to interaction. In Snow, C. and Ferguson, Ch. (eds) Talking to Children. Language Input and Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Aleksandrova, N. Sh. (2006) Rodnoy yazyik, inostrannyiy yazyik i yazyikovyie fenomenyiu katoryih net nazvaniya [Native language, foreign language and linguistic phenomena which have not titles]. Voprosyi yazyikoznaniya – Questions of linguistics, 3, 88-100. [in Russian].

Vyigotskiy, L. S. (1935). Umstvennoe razvitie detey v protsesse obucheniya [Mental development of children in the process of teaching]. Moskva/Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe uchebno-pedagogicheskoe izdatelstvo. 135 s. [in Russian].

Pazuhin, R. V. (1979) Yazyik, funktsiya, kommunikatsiya [Language, function, communication]. Voprosyi yazyikoznaniya – Questions of linguistics, 6. [in Russian].

Abstract views: 18
PDF Downloads: 7
Published
2016-08-30
How to Cite
Kyuchukov, H. S. (2016). Bilingualism and Cross-Cultural Study of Language and Cognitive Development. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, (20(1), 154-161. Retrieved from https://psycholing-journal.com/index.php/journal/article/view/102