Bilingualism is more than just the sum of two parts : the family context of language development in ethnic minority children

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Bilingualism is more than just the sum of two parts : the family context of language development in ethnic minority children

Title: Bilingualism is more than just the sum of two parts : the family context of language development in ethnic minority children
Author: Prevoo, Maria Johanna Lambertina
Publisher: Leiden Institute of Education, Child and Family Studies, Faculty of Social and Behevioural Sciences, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-11-19
Keywords: Bilingual,
Immigrant
Language proficiency
Language use
Home literacy
School outcomes
Abstract: This dissertation aims to provide inside into the family context of language development in ethnic minority children. In Chapter 2, the results of the meta-analyses show that host language proficiency has a positive effect on the school outcomes of early literacy, reading, spelling, mathematics, and general academic achievement. For early literacy and reading proficiency, cross-language effects were also found. The results in Chapter 3 show that ethnic constellation of the neighborhood and the start of child care are related to changes in home language input in Turkish-Dutch families. Chapter 4 focuses on the differential pathways from SES to vocabulary in Dutch and Turkish, and shows that family SES is related to home language input in both languages but to literacy input in the host language only. Home language and literacy input are in turn related to children’s vocabulary outcomes. The results in Chapter 5 indicate that under circumstances of more ethnic than host language use, there can be positive effects of ethnic language skills on the development of host language skills. Overall, our findings show that bilingualism is a complex puzzle of input and output in two languages that can only be solved by taking children’s (family) environment into account
Description: Promotores: J. Mesman, M.H. van IJzendoorn, Co-promotor: M. Malda
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Citation: Prevoo, M.J.L., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789490858308
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/29753
 

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