Sophie Kern

List of John Benjamins publications for which Sophie Kern plays a role.


Subjects Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Multilingualism


This study compares the lexical development of a sample of 29 simultaneous French-Portuguese bilingual children between the ages of 24 and 36 months living in France with the lexical development of a sample of 288 monolingual French children. The data show that bilingual children do not show a… read more
Kern, Sophie and Christophe dos Santos 2018 Chapter 9. Invariance in variation: Frequency and neighbourhood density as predictors of vocabulary sizeSources of Variation in First Language Acquisition: Languages, contexts, and learners, Hickmann, Maya †, Edy Veneziano and Harriet Jisa (eds.), pp. 183–200 | Chapter
This article examines the influence of word frequency (WF) and neighbourhood density (ND) in vocabulary acquisition of French-speaking children. Data were collected through the French version of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory. A regression analysis based on 462 children… read more
Kern, Sophie, Barbara L. Davis and Inge Zink 2009 From babbling to first words in four languages: Common trends across languages and individual differencesBecoming Eloquent: Advances in the emergence of language, human cognition, and modern cultures, d'Errico, Francesco and Jean-Marie Hombert (eds.), pp. 205–232 | Article
Akinci, Mehmet-Ali, Harriet Jisa and Sophie Kern 2001 7. Influence of L1 Turkish on L2 French narrativesNarrative Development in a Multilingual Context, Verhoeven, Ludo and Sven Strömqvist (eds.), pp. 189 ff. | Chapter