Developmental patterns of bilingual grammatical morphemes at various levels of language use

dc.contributor.advisorBedore, Lisa M.
dc.creatorBaron, Alisaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-09T16:04:51Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:34:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:34:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2013en
dc.date.updated2013-10-09T16:04:52Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this analysis was to define norms for grammatical morpheme development in Spanish for Spanish-English bilingual children ages 4;0-7;6 relative to their use of Spanish. This study uses secondary data analysis based on two existing datasets. Participants included 334 Spanish-English bilingual children that were recruited from school districts in Texas, Utah, and Pennsylvania. Grammatical morpheme accuracy was determined by performance on the BESA (Bilingual English Spanish Assessment) (Peña, Gutiérrez-Clellen et al., in preparation). Percentage of current use of Spanish was estimated based on a parental interview in which parents estimated children language input and output. The average percent accuracy of grammatical morphemes was calculated and analyzed as a function of current use of Spanish and of chronological age. Results show that the percentage of accurately produced morphemes has a general upward trend as Spanish use and age increases. These findings will help define expectations for bilingual children that in turn can inform the development of intervention goals.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/21502en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectBilingualismen
dc.subjectDevelopmental normsen
dc.subjectSpanish-Englishen
dc.subjectGrammatical morphemesen
dc.subjectCurrent useen
dc.titleDevelopmental patterns of bilingual grammatical morphemes at various levels of language useen

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