Morphological Production Accuracy Patterns in Younger and Older Spanish-English Bilingual Children
Clinicians require a model of typical bilingual language development. Morphological production accuracy patterns vary in Spanish-English (S-E) bilingual children considering differences in the exposure and use of their two languages compared to their monolingual peers. The purpose of the current study was to examine morphological production accuracy patterns in thirty younger (3- to 4-years old) and older (5- to 6-years old) S-E bilingual children utilizing English and Spanish Morphosyntax subtests from a bilingual language screener. Across development, older bilingual children were more accurate on all forms in both English and Spanish than younger bilingual children. Across languages, all S-E bilingual children were more accurate with their morphological productions overall in English than in Spanish. Researchers and clinicians should consider an individual bilingual child’s morphological productions and expect differences in their accuracy patterns across development and across languages.
Speech therapy|Language|Bilingual education|Developmental psychology|Early childhood education
Cano, Isabel Angelica, "Morphological Production Accuracy Patterns in Younger and Older Spanish-English Bilingual Children" (2020). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI27955643.