From Bilingual to Biliterate: Secondary Discourse Abilities in Bilingual Children's Story Telling : Evidence from Greek Heritage Language Speakers in Germany and the United States Hardback
by Eva M. Knopp
Part of the Inquiries in Language Learning series
This study investigates the oral and written story productions of 56 10-12-year-old Greek-German and Greek-English bilingual children in order find out to which extent their narrative abilities develop conjointly across their two languages and which factors affect this.
Quantitative and qualitative measures of narrative discourse ability are related to a composite score of bilingual language dominance (Bilingual Index Score).
Results indicate that the degree to which bilinguals can share abilities across their two languages is highly dependent on the type of ability and the degree of dominance and - to a lesser degree - on crosslinguistic differences and modality of production.
As such, this study reveals nontrivial implications for the educational support of bi- and multilingual children.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 390 pages, 39 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Peter Lang AG
- Publication Date: 31/07/2019
- Category: Sociolinguistics
- ISBN: 9783631792087