sequential bilingualism


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sequential bilingualism

acquisition of a second language before the age of 3 years, but after the primary language is learned.
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See also Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, "Do Not cut My Tongue, Let Me Live and Die With My Language" A Comment on English and Other Languages in Relation to Linguistic Human Rights" Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 3:2 (2004):127-33 In sequential bilingualism, the acquisition of oracy and literacy skills is presented to learners in a sequence such that oral skills in the native and second language facilitate the literacy skills acquired earlier in the native language as well as those acquired later in the second language.
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