Publication details [#67074]

Unsworth, Sharon, Susanne Brouwer, Josje Verhagen and Elise de Bree. 2019. Predicting bilingual preschoolers’ patterns of language development: Degree of non-native input matters. Applied Psycholinguistics 40 (5) : 1189–1219.
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Cambridge University Press


This inquiry explored the relation between specific quality-oriented properties of bilingual preschoolers’ input and measures of their language development across a number of skills while at the same time reckoning with family constellation. Findings showed that the degree of non-nativeness in the input, family constellation in terms of parental language use, and language richness were significant predictors of preschoolers’ language skills.