Fred Genesee

List of John Benjamins publications for which Fred Genesee plays a role.


Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Multilingualism
Subjects Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Neurolinguistics | Psycholinguistics

Trends in Bilingual Acquisition

Edited by Jasone Cenoz and Fred Genesee

[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 1] 2001. viii, 288 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism


This study explored the academic achievement of students who speak a minority language (ML) at home (i.e., a language other than the official languages of Canada, English and French) and who have special education needs (SEN), in two educational programs that differed in language of instruction:… read more
Genesee, Fred 2022 The monolingual bias: A critical analysis10th Anniversary Celebration, Ó Duibhir, Pádraig and Laurent Cammarata (eds.), pp. 153–181 | Article
The developmental trajectory of monolinguals has often been used as the benchmark against which the progress of all language learners is assessed and understood, and the abilities of monolinguals are used to define the native-like competence that is widely cited as the ultimate goal for all… read more
Genesee, Fred and Diane J. Tedick 2021 Introduction: Issues and perspectives on student diversity and content-based language educationIssues and Perspectives on Student Diversity and Content-Based Language Education, Genesee, Fred and Diane J. Tedick (eds.), pp. 155–163 | Introduction
Extensive research has evaluated the effectiveness of dual language (DL) programs in Canada and the U.S. The majority of that research has focused on typically-developing students who represent the majority ethnolinguistic group in the broader community. This article reviews research on the… read more
Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth, Fred Genesee, Ann Sutton, Xi Chen, Joan Oracheski, Stephanie Pagan, Bonita Squires, Diana Burchell and Tamara Sorenson Duncan 2021 Access and outcomes of children with special education needs in Early French ImmersionIssues and Perspectives on Student Diversity and Content-Based Language Education, Genesee, Fred and Diane J. Tedick (eds.), pp. 193–222 | Article
This study investigated access to and outcomes of Early French Immersion (EFI) for students with special education needs (SEN) attending a large school board in Canada. Data analysis was carried out on: provincially mandated achievement test scores for all Grade 3 students with SEN participating… read more
In the field of second language education, researchers increasingly call for crosslinguistic pedagogical practices meant to encourage bilingual learners to draw on all of their linguistic resources regardless of the focus of instruction or the status of the target language. These recommendations… read more
Genesee, Fred 2016 IntroductionStarting Over – The Language Development in Internationally-Adopted Children, Genesee, Fred and Audrey Delcenserie (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Article
It is well known that the most active period for brain development and acquisition of native language phonology occurs within the first year of life. For children who continue to speak their native language, early phonological representations may create the framework for the acquisition of more… read more
Genesee, Fred and Tara Fortune 2014 Bilingual education and at-risk studentsLanguage Immersion Education: A research agenda for 2015 and beyond, Tedick, Diane J. and Siv Björklund (eds.), pp. 196–209 | Article
This article reviews research that has examined the linguistic and academic outcomes of at-risk learners in bilingual/immersion programs. Specifically, we review research on at-risk students with: disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, low levels of academic or general intellectual ability, poor… read more
Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn and Fred Genesee 2014 Student outcomes in one-way, two-way, and indigenous language immersion educationLanguage Immersion Education: A research agenda for 2015 and beyond, Tedick, Diane J. and Siv Björklund (eds.), pp. 165–180 | Article
This article examines international research on student outcomes in one-way, two-way, and indigenous language immersion education. We review research on first and second language competence and academic achievement in content areas (e.g., math) among both majority and minority language students.… read more
Pierce, Lara J. and Fred Genesee 2014 Language input and language learning: An interactional perspectiveInput and Experience in Bilingual Development, Grüter, Theres and Johanne Paradis (eds.), pp. 59–76 | Article
In this chapter we discuss how input during joint attention (JA) interactions between parents and children may vary in ways pertinent to language development in simultaneous bilinguals. In particular we discuss mother-father differences, exceptionally relevant in bilingual families where one parent… read more
Genesee, Fred and Kathryn Lindholm-Leary 2013 Two case studies of content-based language educationJournal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education 1:1, pp. 3–33 | Article
This article describes and discusses two case studies of content-based instruction for second language education — foreign/second language immersion for majority language students in Canada and dual language education for minority language students in the U.S. After discussing the rationale for CBI… read more
Zvaigzne, Meghan, Yuriko Oshima-Takane, Fred Genesee and Makiko Hirakawa 2011 Chapter 16. A cross-linguistic study of verbal and gestural descriptions in French and Japanese monolingual and bilingual childrenIntegrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture, Stam, Gale and Mika Ishino (eds.), pp. 219–230 | Chapter
This study investigated whether the presence of mimetics (sound-symbolic words) in language influences children’s verbal and gestural descriptions by comparing monolingual and bilingual speakers of Japanese and French. Mimetics are present in Japanese, but not French (Kita, 2008). 4 to 6-year-old… read more
Allen, Shanley E.M., Fred Genesee, Sarah Fish and Martha Crago 2009 Typological constraints on code mixing in Inuktitut–English bilingual adultsVariations on Polysynthesis: The Eskaleut languages, Mahieu, Marc-Antoine and Nicole Tersis (eds.), pp. 273–306 | Chapter
Patterns of code mixing vary according to relative typology of the languages and sociolinguistics of the contact situation (e.g., Muysken 2000). We extend understanding of the factors involved by analyzing for the first time mixing between an isolating Germanic language (English) and a… read more
Comeau, Liane and Fred Genesee 2001 Bilingual children’s repair strategies during dyadic communicationTrends in Bilingual Acquisition, Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee (eds.), pp. 231–256 | Article
Genesee, Fred and Jasone Cenoz 2001 First wordsTrends in Bilingual Acquisition, Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee (eds.), pp. 1–9 | Article