MRU Language Development Lab


Bilingual Lexical Development (Finished Testing) 

The purpose of this research project is to investigate language development in bilingual children.  Although bilingualism has been the subject of increased focus in recent years, there are still many questions to be answered.  This is surprising, as knowing more than one language is very common around the world.  However, in places where this may not be the norm, like Calgary, understanding more about how multiple languages are acquired may encourage bilingualism.

Research Questions:

1) What strategies or information do bilingual children use to learn words and how does this differ from monolingual children?

2) How does acquiring two languages affect the ability to comprehend pronouns?



Word Learning Strategy (Still Testing) 

The purpose of this study is to investigate second language acquisition in young children and to examine differences in language acquisition between bilinguals and monolinguals.

Research Questions:

1) What is the most effective strategy to teach children words in a second language?

2) Are bilinguals and monolinguals more successful at using a particular strategy?

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