Browsing by Author "Zengin, Betül Firdevs"
Effects of second-language acquisition on character introductions in 5-and 7-year-old bilingual and monolingual children's Frog story narratives Authors:Aktan-Erciyes, Aslı; Unlutabak, Burcu; Zengin, Betül Firdevs
Publisher and Date:(SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2021)This study investigates the effects of early second-language (L2) acquisition on introduction of characters in narrative discourse by comparing 5- and 7-year-old monolingual (first-language [L1] = Turkish) and bilingual (L1 = Turkish, L2 = English) children. Turkish does not have a grammaticalized article system like English which enables to investigate specific influences. The findings revealed that monolingual and bilingual children used similar forms while introducing characters; however, for ...