I finished testing children for my study on cross-language influence in Russian-English bilingual children! I have data from 24 bilingual children (age 5-8) and 24 Russian monolingual children of the same age. Thank you everyone who helped me! First of all, thanks to all the parents of children who participated in Toronto, Canada and in Samara, Russia, and very special thanks to those parents who spread the word to other parents. Also, thank you to staff at two Russian schools in Toronto, Pochemuchka and Student Alliance, as well as to staff at Secondary School #42 and Erudit Childcare Centre in Samara, for help with finding participants. Last but not least, very special thanks to my research assistant in Russia, Evgenia Champalova.
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