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Radica, Maja. (2015). Jezični razvoj višejezičnih govornika različite dobi. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of West Slavic Languages and Literature. [mentor Vidović Bolt, Ivana].

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This thesis will explore the process of acquiring two languages from an early age, as well as the obstacles which may be encountered during the process, advantages and disadvantages of such a process, and the final results which are influenced by numerous factors. The first part of the thesis will deal with diverse definitions of bilingualism, and set the starting definition. The theoretical and historical background will introduce the subject, while a research carried out on bilingual speakers will constitute the central part of the thesis. The participants in the research are exclusively bilingual individuals whose parents have different nationalities and who acquired their parents’ mother tongues from a young age. The age of the participants spans from 15 to 45, and the survey is conducted using a questionnaire composed primarily for the purposes of the present research. The goals of the thesis are to analyse the research results in order to determine how much an early start of language acquisition affects the later level of its acquisition; to define the factors which influence that level in the process of language acquisition; and to examine whether an early onset of acquisition of a certain language is a guarantee that a child will acquire it almost or completely at the native speaker level. The results of the research will confirm the connection between the level of language proficiency and the influence of various factors such as language exposure, frequency of language use, environment etc. Other relevant factors include education and workplace, i.e. the language used by the speakers in those environments.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: bilingualism, bilingual development, language acquisition, L2, mother tongue
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > West Slavic languages and literatures - Polish
Departments: Department of West Slavic Languages and Literature
Supervisor: Vidović Bolt, Ivana
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 07:10
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 07:10

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