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Child Bilingualism
(5,144 words)

1. The many definitions of bilingualism

Childhood bilingualism is the area of language acquisition concerned with the simultaneous or sequential acquisition of two languages. Simultaneous acquisition usually refers to children who receive input in both languages from birth or before their third birthday, while successive or…

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Ghada Khattab, “Child Bilingualism”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0053>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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