Publication details [#55335]

Barnes, Julia. 2011. The influence of child-directed speech in early trilingualism. The International Journal of Multilingualism 8 (1) : 42–62.
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Language as a subject
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This study distinguishes cases of linguistic and cultural impact in the early English of a trilingual child, studied in the home environment, which may refer to the language of the main input provider -in this case the mother-, providing insight into input-linked processes and the mode in which parental background may also affect the child's discourse abilities in circumstances where input is restricted to one parent in the home.