Publication details [#66506]

Park-Johnson, Sunny K. 2019. The role of person in subject auxiliary inversion in English wh-questions: Evidence from Korean-English bilingual children. International Journal of Bilingualism 23 (1) : 313–328.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
SAGE Publications


This inquiry explores whether Korean-English (K-E) bilingual children develop subject auxiliary inversion (SAI) in English wh-questions differently from monolingual English (M-E) speaking children. Specifically, an experimental study was drafted to define whether there is an effect of subject person in their acquisition of SAI in English wh-questions, a factor that had been proposed but not tested as a contributing factor in SAI in a prior inquiry.