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Prevoo, Mariëlle J.L., Judi Mesman, Marinus H. Van Ijzendoorn and Suzanne Pieper. 2011. Bilingual toddlers reap the language they sow: ethnic minority toddlers' childcare attendance increases maternal host language use. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 32 (6) : 561–576.
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This study explores the development (and correlates) of language use in bilingual Turkish-Dutch immigrant mothers and their toddlers. The results underscore the importance of contextual factors in defining language use in ethnic minority families.