This is a very interesting (although somewhat technical) look at the interaction between phonology and grammar in bilingual children. The bottom line – the better their understanding of the phonology of a language, the better their grammar. An important point for kids learning at school in a language they don’t yet master – understanding phonology is key.
Is speech sound development related to grammatical development in bilinguals? In a new paper by Cooperson, Bedore & Peña in Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, we report on a couple of studies where we explored the relationship between children’s articulation accuracy in Spanish and English as related to grammatical production in both languages.
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