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Bilingualism, Childhood
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In many parts of the world, there are children acquiring Chinese alongside one or more additional languages. For the purposes of this entry, we will consider any child who uses two or more languages on a daily basis to be bilingual. We will focus on Bilingual First Language Acquisition (BFLA) which we may define as the concurrent acquisition of two languages in a child who is exposed to them from …

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Virginia YIP and Stephen MATTHEWS, “Bilingualism, Childhood”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000124>
First published online: 2015

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