CHILDHOOD MULTILINGUALISM: CONTRIBUTIONS OF VYGOTKY AND SHCHERBA

Keywords: childhood multilingualism, Vygotsky, Shcherba, multilingual education, child development.

Abstract

This work presents reflections on childhood multilingualism and child development. We reviewed the works of two Belarusian authors: Lev Semionovitch Vygotsky and Lev Vladimirovitch Shcherba. As a result, we indicate the relevance of the dialogue between psychology and linguistics. Vygotsky wrote the text K voprosu o mnogoiazitchii v detskom vozraste (The Question of Multilingual Children) between 1928 and 1929. Shcherba wrote Metodika: k voprossu o dvuiezitchii (Methodology: On the question of bilingualism) in 1930. Both texts became sources of our bibliographical research. By approaching Vygoysky and Shcherba’s works, we highlight the complexity and breadth of childhood multilingualism.

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2021-12-11
How to Cite
Insabralde, L., & Prestes, Z. (2021). CHILDHOOD MULTILINGUALISM: CONTRIBUTIONS OF VYGOTKY AND SHCHERBA. Psycholinguistics in a Modern World, 16, 102-106. https://doi.org/10.31470/10.31470/2706-7904-2021-16-102-106