Learning a Second Language First

Statement of Responsibility:
Waterhouse, Viola G
Date:
1949
Date Created:
1942
Part Of Series:
International Journal of American Linguistics, 15(2)
Extent:
pages 106-9
Description:
An account of language learning among speakers of Lowland Oaxaca Chontal. The author asserts that children learn Spanish first and do not learn Chontal until early in adulthood. Several reasons for and examples of this are given. A description of some of the effects of this on the phonology is also given.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Mexico
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Work Type:
Subject:
Ethnography
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Entry Number:
730