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Changes in Parental Code-Switching Across Infant Development (Poster)

Bilingual parents code-switch, or mix their two languages, when speaking to their infant. Parental code-switching may influence infants’ language development. For example, code-switching slows language processing (Byers-Heinlein, Morin-Lessard, & …

Switching It Up: Investigating Naturalistic, Infant-Directed Code-Switching (Poster)

Code-switching (e.g., “Are you hungry? *Est-ce que tu veux une apple?*”) is common in bilingual environments and may affect language acquisition. For example, code-switching has been shown to slow toddlers’ language processing, especially when it …

Investigating Naturalistic Code-Switching Directed Towards Infants (Poster)

In an environment where people speak multiple languages, it is common for those languages to be mixed together in everyday speech. This phenomenon, called code-switching, is prevalent in bi- and multilingual settings. When and how does code switching …

Rhythmic Similarity and Advantages on Vowel Perception: Differences among 9-month-old Dutch bilinguals (Poster)

In order to successfully acquire both of their languages, bilingual children must discriminate the two languages in their environment. Rhythmicity appears to be a linguistic cue that bilingual infants quickly adopt to differentiate their native …