Research on bilingualism in child language development

Alkistis Fleischer fleischa at
Wed Nov 5 19:47:54 UTC 2003

You can look at work by Juergen Meisel (University of Hamburg) and Fred Genesee (McGill).

The following references are a good start:

Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee, eds. (2001). Trends in Bilingual Acquisition.  Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins.

      Döpke, Susanne, ed. (2000). Cross-linguistic Structures in Simultaneous Bilingualism. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins.

Meisel, Jürgen M., ed. (1990). Two First Languages: Early Grammatical Development in Bilingual Children. Dordrecht, Holland & Providence, RI: Foris.

Meisel, Jürgen M., ed. (1994). Bilingual First Language Acquisition: French and German Grammatical Development. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins.

Alkistis Fleischer

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From: "Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth" <mee1 at>
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Subject: Research on bilingualism in child language development

> Hello all,
> I got the following question from a student:
> "Who has done research in the area of bilingual language development in 
> normal children? in children with disorders?"
> I'd appreciate advice from the group in giving a 'state of the art' answer to this question.
> Thanks!
> Miriam ee
> Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, Ph.D.
> <MEE1 at>
> Director of Doctoral Programs in Multilingual Multicultural Studies
> New York University,635 East Building
> 239 Greene St., New York, NY 10003
> phone: 212-998-5195 
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