Interaction in Bilingual Language Acquisition

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Thank you for viewing this newest edition of “Adelante.”  Dr. Brian Goldstein asked Bilingual Therapies to post his keynote address from the July 2008 Bilingual Symposium in Los Cabos, Mexico.  This hour-long presentation is entitled, “Interaction in Bilingual Language Acquisition.”

It is commonly accepted that bilinguals are not two monolinguals in one (Grosjean, 1989).  This whole view of bilingualism assumes that the language systems of bilinguals are not independent, but interdependent.  Thus, interaction across language systems in bilinguals should be expected.  The purpose of this seminar is to explore the interaction between language systems in bilingual speakers.

Please note that this post is offered with the intent of sharing information with the general public.  Although this seminar was offered for ASHA Continuing Education Units at the symposium, Bilingual Therapies is not able to offer Continuing Education credit for viewing this presentation online.

We invite you to view the video and follow along with the handouts that Dr. Goldstein has shared with us.  Please feel free to post your questions and comments for Dr. Goldstein and other forum members.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Posted in: Archived Posts, Background Knowledge

2 responses to “Interaction in Bilingual Language Acquisition”

  1. Tara says:

    I enjoyed the information – I just returned from studying Spanish in GDL, MX and Costa Rica and I listened to blog to refresh on bilingual assessment and intervention – Although the sound was no-so-great, the information was very helpful and interesting! Looking forward to viewing more and attending the ASHA convention as well 🙂
    Tara Lynn

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