Department of Psychology
University of Barcelona
Autonomous University of Barcelona
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The Serra–Solé longitudinal study includes 10 children. Five are monolingual Catalan, four are bilingual Catalan-Spanish, and one is monolingual Spanish. The Spanish-speaking child (#10) is included in the Spanish directory. The Catalan monolinguals are in the Catalan directory. The children were videotaped monthly from 1 to 4 years of age, from 1986 to 1989. They were videotaped at their homes in spontaneous interaction with a familiar adult, usually the mother, in sessions of 30 to 45 minutes. All the children belong to middle-class families. The research project is entitled “Language acquisition in Catalan and Spanish children” and is directed by Miquel Serra (Universitat de Barcelona) and Rosa Solé (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona).
The Serra research project has received support from the Spanish research council (Grants DGICYT PB84/0455; PB89/0317; PB91/0851; PB94/ 0886).
The research assistants of the project have been: Montserrat Cortes, Connie Schultz, Elisabet Serrat, Vicens Torrens, and Melina Aparici. Cristina Vila and Montse Capdevila collaborated at various stages of the project.