LING 1101.101 : Biological Foundations of Language (Fall 2016): Selected Articles

Selected Articles

Four myths about bilingualism:

1. Harms Attentional Development

Barac, R., & Bialystok, E. (2012). Bilingual effects on cognitive and linguistic development: Role of language, cultural background, and education. Child Development, 83(2), 413-422.  A version of this article is freely available from the National Library of Medicine.

2. Unable to differentiate

Weikum, W. M., Vouloumanos, A., Navarra, J., Soto-Faraco, S., Sebastián-Gallés, N., & Werker, J. F. (2007). Visual language discrimination in infancy. Science, 316(5828), 1159. doi:10.1126/science.1137686. On campus, Google recognizes the Cornell IP, and gives you access via the Cornell library subscription.

Holowka, S., Brosseau-Lapre, F., & Petitto, L. A. (2002). Semantic and Conceptual Knowledge Underlying Bilingual Babies' First Signs and Words. Language Learning, 52(2), 205. (Uploaded by the author)

3. Delays language development

Kovács, Á. M., & Mehler, J. (2009). Flexible learning of multiple speech structures in bilingual infants. Science, 325(5940), 611-612. doi:10.1126/science.1173947. On campus, Google recognizes the Cornell IP, and gives you access via the Cornell library subscription.

4. Code-switching in particular is harmful

Yow, W. Q., Patrycia, F., & Flynn, S. (2016). Code-switching in childhood. In E. Nicoladis, S. Montanari, E. Nicoladis, S. Montanari (Eds.) , Bilingualism across the lifespan: Factors moderating language proficiency (pp. 81-100). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14939-006

"Code-switching in childhood" is an essay in the book, Bilingualism across the lifespan: Factors moderating language proficiency. This is not available as an online book, but the library owns a print copy.