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Bilingual First Language Acquisition

Bilingual First Language Acquisition Author Dr. Annick De Houwer
ISBN-10 9781847696281
Release 2009-02-17
Pages 312
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Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This comprehensive textbook explains how children learn to understand and speak those languages. It brings together both established knowledge and the latest findings about different areas of bilingual language development. It also includes new analyses of previously published materials. The book describes how bilingually raised children learn to understand and use sounds, words and sentences in two languages. A recurrent theme is the large degree of variation between bilingual children. This variation in how children develop bilingually reflects the variation in their language learning environments. Positive attitudes from the people in bilingual children's language learning environments and their recognition that child bilingualism is not monolingualism-times-two are the main ingredients ensuring that children grow up to be happy and expert speakers of two languages.



An Introduction to Bilingual Development

An Introduction to Bilingual Development Author Dr. Annick De Houwer
ISBN-10 9781847696304
Release 2009-05-27
Pages 103
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Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This introductory textbook shows how children learn to understand and speak those languages against the backdrop of their language learning environments. A narrative around the bilingual development of four young children with different language profiles helps to explain the latest research findings in a lively and accessible manner. The narrative describes how bilingually raised children learn to understand and use sounds, words and sentences in two languages, and how they are able to use each of their languages in socially appropriate ways. Positive attitudes towards bilingual development from the people in bilingual children's environments and their recognition that child bilingualism is not monolingualism-times-two are the main ingredients ensuring that children grow up to be happy and expert speakers of two languages.



First Language Acquisition

First Language Acquisition Author Eve V. Clark
ISBN-10 9781107143005
Release 2016-03-17
Pages 586
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Fully updated throughout, this new edition provides a comprehensive exploration of how children acquire a first language effectively.



Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition Author Vivian Cook
ISBN-10 9781783091805
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 168
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This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research. Each chapter comprises an introductory discussion of the issues involved and suggestions for further reading and study. The reader is asked to consider the issues based on their own experiences, thus allowing them to compare their own intuitions and experiences with established research findings and gain an understanding of methodology. The topics are treated independently so that they can be read in any order that interests the reader.



The Bilingual Child

The Bilingual Child Author Virginia Yip
ISBN-10 9781139473828
Release 2007-08-30
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How does a child become bilingual? The answer to this intriguing question remains largely a mystery, not least because it has been far less extensively researched than the process of mastering a first language. Drawing on new studies of children exposed to two languages from birth (English and Cantonese), this book demonstrates how childhood bilingualism develops naturally in response to the two languages in the children's environment. While each bilingual child's profile is unique, the children studied are shown to develop quite differently from monolingual children. The authors demonstrate significant interactions between the children's developing grammars, as well as the important role played by language dominance in their bilingual development. Based on original research and using findings from the largest available multimedia bilingual corpus, the book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in child language acquisition, bilingualism and language contact.



Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education

Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education Author Prof. Merrill Swain
ISBN-10 1847694721
Release 2010-12-16
Pages 192
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In this accessible introduction to Vygotskyian sociocultural theory, narratives illuminate key concepts of the theory. These key concepts, addressed across seven chapters, include mediation; Zone of Proximal Development; collaborative dialogue; private speech; everyday and scientific concepts; the interrelatedness of cognition and emotion, activity theory and assessment. An eighth chapter provides readers with an opportunity to consider two additional narratives and apply the SCT concepts that they have become familiar with. These narratives come from individuals in a variety of languages, contexts, ages and proficiencies. We hear from learners, teachers and researchers. Intended for graduate and undergraduate audiences, this textbook includes controversies in the field, questions for collaborative discussion and provides references to important work in the literature of second language teaching, learning and research.



The Bilingual Brain

The Bilingual Brain Author Arturo E. Hernandez
ISBN-10 9780199828111
Release 2013-11
Pages 193
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Arturo Hernandez presents the results of 25 years of research into the factors that might help us to understand how two (or more) languages are stored in one brain. It is clear that the brain is not egalitarian—some languages are privileged and others are not, but why?



Bilingual First Language Acquisition

Bilingual First Language Acquisition Author Jürgen M. Meisel
ISBN-10 9789027284976
Release 1994-09-06
Pages 282
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The contributions in this volume are based on an analysis of data from bilingual children acquiring French and German simultaneously. The longitudinal studies started at approximately age one year and six months and continued till age six. The papers focus on the development of specific grammatical phenomena; explanations are given within the framework of the Principle and Parameter approach. The study is primarily concerned with the acquisition of so-called 'functional categories' and the consequences of their acquisition for the development of grammar. Specific points dealt with in these papers include: gender, number and case and their internal structure (DP vs NP); inflection and its consequences for agreement marking; and word order phenomena (subject-raising constructions (incl. passives), word order in subordinate clauses). The basic hypothesis underlying this study is that early child grammars consist only of lexical categories and that functional categories are implemented later in the child's grammar. How this happens exactly is the central issue explored in this book.



Handbook of Bilingualism

Handbook of Bilingualism Author Judith F. Kroll
ISBN-10 9780195373653
Release 2009
Pages 588
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How is language acquired when infants are exposed to multiple language input from birth and when adults are required to learn a second language after early childhood? This handbook will be essential reading for cognitive psychologists, linguists, applied linguists, and educators who wish to better understand the cognitive basis of bilingualism and the logic of experimental and formal approaches to language science.



First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning

First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning Author Assoc. Prof. Miles Turnbull
ISBN-10 1847697682
Release 2009-08-24
Pages 224
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This volume offers fresh perspectives on a controversial issue in applied linguistics and language teaching by focusing on the use of the first language in communicative or immersion-type classrooms. It includes new work by both new and established scholars in educational scholarship, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics, as well as in a variety of languages, countries, and educational contexts. Through its focus at the intersection of theory, practice, curriculum and policy, the book demands a reconceptualization of code-switching as something that both proficient and aspiring bilinguals do naturally, and as a practice that is inherently linked with bilingual code-switching.



First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL

First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL Author Ross Forman
ISBN-10 9781783095605
Release 2016-05-16
Pages 235
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Many Asian education systems discourage or even ban the use of L1 in L2 classrooms – although in fact L1 remains widely used by teachers. Why is L1 use still devalued in this context? By observing classes and interviewing teachers, this book explores three dimensions of L1 use in L2 teaching: • pedagogy: what teachers actually do, and what they say about it • the personal: what happens to identity when we ‘perform’ a foreign tongue • the professional: how textbooks are used, and what is distinctive about the EFL domain.



The Acquisition of Two Languages from Birth

The Acquisition of Two Languages from Birth Author Annick de Houwer
ISBN-10 0521366526
Release 1990-06-29
Pages 391
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This study's main aim is to explore the nature of early bilingual morphosyntactic development.



Teaching and Learning Second Language Listening

Teaching and Learning Second Language Listening Author Larry Vandergrift
ISBN-10 9781136912375
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 336
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This reader-friendly text, firmly grounded in listening theories and supported by recent research findings, offers a comprehensive treatment of concepts and knowledge related to teaching second language (L2) listening, with a particular emphasis on metacognition. The metacognitive approach, aimed at developing learner listening in a holistic manner, is unique and groundbreaking. The book is focused on the language learner throughout; all theoretical perspectives, research insights, and pedagogical principles in the book are presented and discussed in relation to the learner. The pedagogical model─a combination of the tried-and-tested sequence of listening lessons and activities that show learners how to activate processes of skilled listeners ─ provides teachers with a sound framework for students’ L2 listening development to take place inside and outside the classroom. The text includes many practical ideas for listening tasks that have been used successfully in various language learning contexts.



Effects of the Second Language on the First

Effects of the Second Language on the First Author Vivian Cook
ISBN-10 1853596329
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 268
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This study examines changes in the first language of people who know a second language. It presents theories and research that investigate the first language of second language users from a variety of perspectives including vocabulary, pragmatics, cognition and syntax.



Language Learner Autonomy

Language Learner Autonomy Author Prof. David Little
ISBN-10 9781783098613
Release 2017-09-25
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This is the first book on language learner autonomy to combine comprehensive accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory. It provides a detailed description of an autonomy classroom in action, focusing on Danish mixed-ability learners of English at lower secondary level, and reports the findings of a longitudinal research project that explored the learning achievement over four years of one class in the same Danish school. It also presents two learner case studies to show that the autonomy classroom responds to the challenges of differentiation and inclusion, and two institutional case studies that illustrate the power of autonomous learning to support the social inclusion of adult refugees and the educational inclusion of immigrant children. The concluding chapter offers some reflections on teacher education for language learner autonomy. Each chapter ends with discussion points and suggestions for further reading.



Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families Author Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert
ISBN-10 1853597147
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 220
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This book looks at how families can support and increase bilingualism through planned strategies. One such strategy is the one person-one language approach, where each parent speaks his or her language. Over a hundred families from around the world were questioned and thirty families were interviewed in-depth about how they pass on their language in bilingual or trilingual families.



Bilingualism and Language Disability

Bilingualism and Language Disability Author Niklas Miller
ISBN-10 9781489972385
Release 2013-12-11
Pages 255
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Bilingualism and Language Disability has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bilingualism and Language Disability also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bilingualism and Language Disability book for free.