SLS 380 Quiz 1 Chapter 5

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SLS 380 Quiz 1 Chapter 5 Bilingualism Study Guide
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  1. unitary language system hypothesis
    children exposed to two languages at birth initially operate like a monolingual with a single, united language system.

    • Logical Problems:
    • Uncontroversial: adult bilinguals distinguish their two languages
    • How do you ever differentiate two languages out of one system???
    • Code-mixing: adults do it too! Are they confused?
  2. appropriate language matching
    can choose appropriate language when speaking to different people
  3. one parent (person), one language
    children speak and associate a particular language to one parent and another to another parent
  4. one location, one language
    children speak and associate one setting with a particular language, e.g. English at school, French at home
  5. codeswitching: a chaotic practice or not?
    • non-specialist = yes
    • see as sign of lack of mastery of either or both languages
    • prevailing ideologies of linguistic purity make it a disparaged practice in most bilingual communities

    • specialists = no
    • recognize as a functional practice and a sign of bilingual competence.
  6. Evidence for language differentiation
    • Appropriate language matching: can choose appropriate language when speaking to different people
    • Phonological: Bilingual babies babble bilingually
    • Lexical: at earliest stage, children reject cross-language
    • synonyms; in second stage, begin learning translation equivalents (or 'doublets')
    • Syntactic: ALL children keep syntactic systems separate for all dimensions studied
    • One Parent(or Person) One Language (OPOL): children speak and associate a particular language to one parent and another to another parent
    • Consistency

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