Towards a bioecological model of bilingual development

Adriana Weisleder*

*Corresponding author for this work

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At its best, the field of bilingualism is a dynamic discipline informed by diverse perspectives. Carroll's critical review - situated within a linguistics framework - contends that current research on bilingual exposure and language development suffers from a lack of theoretical clarity, and makes little contribution to our understanding of bilingual acquisition. Carroll's push (Carroll) towards greater precision in our thinking about the relation between input and outcomes is an important and welcome challenge. However, it is also critical to keep in mind the social context that motivates much of the current research on bilingual development, and to leave room for studies whose main goal is to provide answers to societally important questions about bilingual children's health and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-36
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • childhood bilingualism
  • input
  • language exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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