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Foreign Language And Mother Tongue

Author : Istvan Kecskes
ISBN : 9781135682736
Genre : Education
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This is the first book that discusses the effect of foreign language learning on first language processing. The authors argue that multilingual development is a dynamic and cumulative process characterized by transfer of different nature, and results in a common underlying conceptual base with two or more language channels that constantly interact with each other. Language representation and processing are discussed from a cognitive-pragmatic rather than a lexical-syntactic perspective. This required the review of several crucial issues of L2 acquisition, such as transfer, vocabulary development, conceptual fluency, and pragmatic skills. The authors also reviewed a large body of literature touching on cognitive psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, SLA, philosophy, and education in order to explain multilingual development and the positive effect of foreign language learning on the first language. An important read for linguists and language educators alike, this volume: * attempts to explain multilingual development from a cognitive-pragmatic perspective, * argues that foreign language learning has a positive effect on the development and use of mother tongue skills, * relies on research findings of several different disciplines, * builds on the results of quantitative research conducted by the authors, and touches on a wide range of literature.

The Mother Tongue And Other Languages In Education

Author : G. E. Perren
ISBN : UOM:39015035322711
Genre : Native language
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The Attrition Of French As A Foreign Language

Author : Hubertus H. Weltens
ISBN : 9783111395937
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is to compile a collection of high-quality monographs on language acquisition. The series serves the needs of everyone who wants to know more about the problem of language acquisition in general and/or about language acquisition in specific contexts.

The Babel Of The Unconscious

Author : Jacqueline Amati-Mehler
ISBN : 0823605302
Genre : Psychology
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Beyond The Mother Tongue

Author : Yasemin Yildiz
ISBN : 9780823241309
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Identifies the idea of monolingualism as a modern European invention dating to the 18th century that functions to obscure the widespread nature of multilingualism. Analyses the tension between multilingual practices and the monolingual paradigm in 20th century literature through the German writings of Kafka, Adorno, Tawada, Özdamar, and Zaimoglu.

Understanding Second Foreign Language Learning

Author : Jack C. Richards
ISBN : UCSC:32106001512257
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Task Based Language Learning And Teaching And Students Use Of The Mother Tongue

Author : Anja Hilsenbeck
ISBN : 9783640895304
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Bamberg (Lehrstuhl für Didaktik der englischen Sprache und Literatur), course: Task based language learning and teaching, language: English, abstract: Although it is undisputable that task-based language learning and teaching seems to be an interesting and varied methodology regarding language classrooms, there may arise some difficulties when trying to implement this approach. One of the most challenging issues within task-based approaches is considered to be the students’ use of the mother tongue. This term paper aims to examine how to deal with mother tongue use in a task-based classroom, how to encourage target language use and finally, how mother tongue use is compatible with task-based approaches

The Bilingual Reform

Author : Wolfgang Butzkamm
ISBN : 9783823374923
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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With this book, change has come to foreign language teaching. The mother tongue taboo, which has been the perceived didactical correctness for so many years and in so many countries, is swept away. At the same time, this book combines theory with practice, advice and guidance to teachers. Since the mother tongue issue touches upon all the major domains of teaching – vocabulary, grammar, texts, communication, emotional aspects – a new synthesis of theory and practice has been developed. An invaluable resource both for the novelty and diversity of the teaching techniques presented and for the clarity of its writing.

Teaching English As A Foreign Language 1912 1936 Michael West

Author : Richard C. Smith
ISBN : 0415299675
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Following the Second World War, the British Council, along with British publishers and universities, began to take a serious interest in English as a foreign language teaching ('ELT') and the UK soon gained a dominant role in the development and export of teaching approaches and materials. This set includes the works of neglected theorists such as Horace Wyatt, who indicated that English can be taught through the mother tongue as well as 'directly', and Michael West, whose emphasis on the educational value of teaching reading 'in difficult circumstances' has often been ignored in favor of the more utilitarian, spoken-language approach to ELT.

Lexicography In The Borderland Between Knowledge And Non Knowledge

Author : Sven Tarp
ISBN : 9783484391345
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Biographical note: Sven Tarp, Center for Lexicography, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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