Fragile X and Bilingualism. A case study

Jermendi Andrea (2002) Fragile X and Bilingualism. A case study. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

In this thesis the process of becoming bilingual is examined from an unusual point of view: in the case of mental retardation. It will be proved that a mentally retarded child can become bilingual. In order to define what bilingualism is, the different approaches of first language acquisition are presented and described and the milestones are followed thoroughly. Definitions of bilingualism and stages of bilingual development follow and the comparison to the monolingual language development is shown highlighting similarities and differences. The language development of mentally retarded children will be connected to normal bilingualism through a typical case of mental retardation not commonly recognised in Hungary: Fragile X Syndrome followed by an extensive literature review. Using a questionnaire, a longitudinal study of a fragile X child will be built up as a supporting proof of the initial idea: bilingualism can be successful not only for healthy children but for mentally retarded children, as well.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
Szöllősy EdinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2002
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 23. 08:34
Last Modified: 2019. May. 24. 12:16
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76332

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