Does the "capacity and demands" model imply a higher incidence of stuttering in bilingual children?
I am betting my own child's life experience on "no"! I think "demand"
refers to "speech mechanics" performance, not a knowledge of alternative
ways to say things. He is simply learning that mother says "milk" and
"papa'" says "latte", so when he talk to me he asks for "latte".
If I can use an analogy, would you worry about cognitive overload if you had
a vacation house and you child had to learn to find his way around two houses
instead of one? He would learn that the kitchen is on the left in house A and
on the right is house B. "Demand" would be equivalent to asking him/her to
move faster in either house...
I sure hope I am right...!
I will be at the IFA congress in Hiroshima Mid July! - Do I have Japanese readers or readers that live in Japan??? I hope so. Please get in contact with me! I have lots of questions! I will be at the IFA worl...
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