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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Balčiūnienė, Ingrida;Dabašinskienė, Ineta
Title: Language dominance in bilingual acquisition: a case study of narrative production in Lithuanian
Other Title: Dominantkeel kakskeelses keeleomandamises: narratiiviloome juhtumiuuring leedu keeles
Is part of: Eesti Rakenduslingvistika Ühingu aastaraamat = Estonian papers in applied linguistics. Tallinn : Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2019, Vol. 15
Extent: p. 5-19
Date: 2019
Keywords: Naratyvo analizė;Kohezija;Dvikalbystė;Kalbos įsisavinimas;Lietuvių kalba;Narrative analysis;Cohesive devices;Bilingualism;Lithuanian language;Language acquisition
Abstract: The study examines macro- and microstructural characteristics of narrative production in Lithuanian as the first language of a group of Lithuanian-English sequential young (mean age 6;1) bilinguals (n = 12) living in the UK; the control group of monolingual Lithuanian children (n = 12) residing in Lithuania was tested as well. Monolingual children demonstrated greater vocabulary diversity and used a wider range of syntactic devices to create story cohesion than the bilinguals, although general story length (words, utterances, communication units) was higher in the bilingual group. The results point to specific aspects of language that may be difficult for children to acquire without formal education in Lithuanian. We speculate that the advantage in story length for bilingual speakers might be attributed to a greater emphasis on oral narratives within the UK educational system
Affiliation(s): Humanitarinių mokslų fakultetas
Lituanistikos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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