BOOK REVIEW: Bilingual Development in Childhood

Document Type : Book Review


English Department, University of Technology & Applied Sciences, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman


Interest in research on bilingual children has witnessed an exponential rise in the last 25 years (Bayram et al., 2018). Based on a broad range of data collection methods, Bilingual Development in Childhood by Annick De Houwer is a well-organized systematic review, explaining how various language learning settings at different stages of childhood dynamically affect bilingual children’s oral language learning trajectories, with a brief examination of the possible role of socioeconomic status in bilingual development. This much needed book comprises 6 chapters and addresses all the fundamentals as well as some critical topics related to child bilingualism.