On the Dynamics of Early Multilingualism

This book contributes to current issues in TLA and multilingualism research.

Author: Barbara Hofer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501500546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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This book contributes to current issues in TLA and multilingualism research. It discusses multilingual learning and development from a Dynamic Systems Theory perspective. The author argues that trilingual education does not harm or confuse young learners but that the teaching of three languages from an early age carries positive implications for children's linguistic, metalinguistic, and crosslinguistic awareness.

A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism

As studies of multilingualism and its impact on the cognitive system have mainly
been concerned with the child , further research is needed to find out whether the
positive impact of early multilingualism on cognitive growth will also show in ...

Author: Philip Herdina

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594670

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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The model presented in this volume draws together various strands of research - second language acquisition theory, bilingualism research, dynamic systems theory - to develop a novel approach to this challenging subject. Its main focus lies on the psycholinguistic dynamics of multilingualism, the processes of change in time affecting two or more language systems.

Exploring the Dynamics of Multilingualism

Bauer, Jaurès, Gramsci)23 who perceived multilingualism as a useful instrument
to improve the living conditions of the ... in relation to multilingualism and propose
the following rough pattern of a subdivision into pre-, early, middle and late ...

Author: Anne-Claude Berthoud

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027271372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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This book addresses the meanings and implications of multilingualism and its uses in a context of rapid changes, in Europe and around the world. All types of organisations, including the political institutions of the European Union, universities and private-sector companies must rise to the many challenges posed by operating in a multilingual environment. This requires them, in particular, to make the best use of speakers’ very diverse linguistic repertoires. The contributions in this volume, which stem from the DYLAN research project financed by the European Commission as part of its Sixth Framework Programme, examine at close range how these repertoires develop, how they change and how actors adapt skilfully the use of their repertoires to different objectives and conditions. These different strategies are also examined in terms of their capacity to ensure efficient and fair communication in a multilingual Europe. Careful observation of actors’ multilingual practices reveals finely tuned communicational strategies drawing on a wide range of different languages, including national languages, minority languages and lingue franche. Understanding these practices, their meaning and their implications, helps to show in what way and under what conditions they are not merely a response to a problem, but an asset for political institutions, universities and business.

The Dynamics of Language

The Acquisition of Two Languages from Birth: A Case Study. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. De Houwer, A. 2009. Bilingual First Language
Acquisition. Multilingual Matters. Gafaranga, J. 2010. Medium request: Talking
language shift ...

Author: Rajend Mesthrie

Publisher: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd

ISBN: 1775822273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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Linguistics – the close study of language and languages – is an indispensable foundation for all forms of knowledge. The African continent is blessed with hundreds of languages which act as local repositories of culture and interaction. South Africa alone has eleven official languages, plus Sign Language, many heritage languages, and new languages of global movements and migration. Part of the linguist’s business is to document, record and affirm languages and diversity. Applied linguists use their training to understand and enhance the role of language in education and upliftment, and the opportunities and challenges of new technologies of communication. The International Congress of Linguists meets every five years to reflect the development of the field and 2018 is the first time that the congress is being held in Africa. This book is a collection of the plenary and focus papers presented at the conference and thus represents current thinking in the major branches of language study as represented by leading local and international scholars. The papers discuss the history of languages, their structure, acquisition, diversity and use. At the same time due regard is paid to the African continent in connection with its linguistic diversity, multilingualism and educational and societal concerns. The Congress is meant to affirm the value of the languages of Africa, of languages and Linguistics in general, as well as to inspire and equip younger scholars to undertake advanced research into language in its many facets.

Early Learning and Teaching of English

This book offers an insight into the dynamics and complexities of learning and teaching English as a foreign language at primary level.It presents the findings of longitudinal research undertaken in Croatia and discusses their contribution ...

Author: Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783093382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book offers an insight into the dynamics and complexities of learning and teaching English as a foreign language at primary level in today's digitised world. Taking a Dynamic Systems Theory perspective, it presents the findings of longitudinal research undertaken in Croatia and discusses their contribution to understanding EFL development in the young learner and impact on practices in the modern EFL classroom.

Multilingualism and Very Young Learners

This book deals with early multilingual acquisition from a holistic, dynamic, and multilingual perspective.

Author: Laura Portolés Falomir

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781501500039

Category: Language and education

Page: 206

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This book deals with early multilingual acquisition from a holistic, dynamic, and multilingual perspective. It focuses on the analysis of pragmatic awareness and language attitudes of consecutive multilingual children in relation to other variables, such as the linguistic model or the age factor. This volume makes an important contribution to the field, providing evidence for the Dynamic Model of Multilingualism proposed by Herdina and Jessner.

Performing Multilingualism on the Caroline Stage in the Plays of Richard Brome

The book investigates the issue of multilingualism in the Caroline age through the lens of Richard Brome’s theatre.

Author: Cristina Paravano

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527512355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

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The book investigates the issue of multilingualism in the Caroline age through the lens of Richard Brome’s theatre. It analyses Brome’s multilingual representation of early modern London between 1625 and 1642, a multilingual and cosmopolitan city, a pole of attraction, a crossroads of religious, linguistic, political, and cultural experiences in a national and European context. The interaction between English and foreign languages has always been a sort of obsession for early modern England but, in this specific period, its role becomes increasingly important: interpreting this delicate, and unjustly labelled as decadent, phase of English drama through the lens of multilingualism generates a new perspective on the social dynamics, and on contemporary political events in domestic and foreign politics, while casting new light on a relatively neglected playwright. Taking a multifaceted approach, the book discusses the recourse to three types of language found in Brome’s plays, namely modern languages other than English, classical languages, and dialects, and explores the relationship between the use of one or more languages in a play and the contemporary early modern context. The book also analyses the implications of such use, since it allowed the playwright to dramatize social dynamics, while commenting on contemporary political events in England.

Third language acquisition

This book deals with the phenomenon of third language (L3) acquisition.

Author: Camilla Bardel

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 3961102805

Category: Education

Page: 276

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This book deals with the phenomenon of third language (L3) acquisition. As a research field, L3 acquisition is established as a branch of multilingualism that is concerned with how multilinguals learn additional languages and the role that their multilingual background plays in the process of language learning. The volume points out some current directions in this particular research area with a number of studies that reveal the complexity of multilingual language learning and its typical variation and dynamics. The eight studies gathered in the book represent a wide range of theoretical positions and offer empirical evidence from learners belonging to different age groups, and with varying levels of proficiency in the target language, as well as in other non-native languages belonging to the learner’s repertoire. Diverse linguistic phenomena and language combinations are viewed from a perspective where all previously acquired languages have a potential role to play in the process of learning a new language. In the six empirical studies, contexts of language learning in school or at university level constitute the main outlet for data collection. These studies involve several language backgrounds and language combinations and focus on various linguistic features. The specific target languages in the empirical studies are English, French and Italian. The volume also includes two theoretical chapters. The first one conceptualizes and describes the different types of multilingual language learning investigated in the volume: i) third or additional language learning by learners who are bilinguals from an early age, and ii) third or additional language learning by people who have previous experience of one or more non-native languages learned after the critical period. In particular, issues related to the roles played by age and proficiency in multilingual acquisition are discussed. The other theoretical chapter conceptualizes the grammatical category of aspect, reviewing previous studies on second and third language acquisition of aspect. Different models for L3 learning and their relevance and implications for representations of aspect and for potential differences in the processing of second and third language acquisition are also examined in this chapter. As a whole, the book presents current research into third or additional language learning by young learners or adults, considering some of the most important factors for the complex process of multilingual language learning: the age of onset of the additional language and that of previously acquired languages, social and affective factors, instruction, language proficiency and literacy, the typology of the background languages and the role they play in shaping syntax, lexicon, and other components of a L3. The idea for this book emanates from the symposium Multilingualism, language proficiency and age, organized by Camilla Bardel and Laura Sánchez at Stockholm University, Department of Language Education, in December 2016.

Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity

Conclusion & suggestions for further research -- References -- Index -- Name index

Author: Hagen Peukert

Publisher: Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity

ISBN: 9789027214195

Category: Language and culture

Page: 279

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This volume emphasizes the energetic nature of linguistic diversity and its consequences of how we think about language, how it affects the individual, education in school, and urban spaces across the globe. Hence, linguistic diversity reflects the constant state of rapid change prevalent in modern societies bearing opportunities as well as challenges. It is the prime objective of this selection of contributions to give a differentiated picture of the chances of linguistic diversity. Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity pays tribute to more recent developments in the study of language, applied linguistics, and education sciences. Contributions in this volume discuss how the concept of language is contextualized in a world of polylanguaging, investigate latent factors of influence, multilingual individuals, multilingual proficiency, multilingual practices and development, multilingual communication as well as teaching practices and whether they foster or hamper multilingual development.

Multilingual Computing

Dynamic Japanese claims to be the first listeningbased Japanese language
course that systematically presents the structures and vocabulary necessary to
acquire the Japanese language . It combines both dialogues and grammar -
based ...

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Publisher:

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Category: Computational linguistics

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Pathways to Multilingualism

In this volume an international roster of scholars offers theoretical perspectives, research reviews and empirical studies on teaching, learning and language development in immersion education.

Author: Tara Williams Fortune

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 286

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In this volume an international roster of scholars offers theoretical perspectives, research reviews and empirical studies on teaching, learning and language development in immersion education. The editors bring together research from three distinct branches, including foreign language, bilingual and indigenous immersion programs.

Multilingualism Literacy and Dyslexia

Language : should we be focusing on dynamic rather than static assessment for
bilingual children ( Usmani 1999 ... and are developing literacy in their first
language , similar difficulties discovered through first language assessment in a ...

Author: Lindsay Peer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This book provides current and informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia. It is an invaluable reference on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a modern foreign language, and an essential text for staff development. Internationally, practioners face daily challenges in supporting bilingual learners and assessing their needs. Often dyslexic bilingual learners are not identified as their principal difficult is seen as a bilingual one. If they are dyslexics, they will require a different type of support. This book provides a key resource in helping educators respond to this challenge. Reference is made to innovative approaches in technology and other teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners. There is also an extended section on learning additional language. With contributions from international practioners and researchers, this book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development, language learning and teaching.

Multilingualism in the Soviet Union

In fact surveys of language courses in the USSR have shown that successful
habit formation in the early stages is not necessarily ... Pavlov refers to a certain
impetus towards the creation of a dynamic stereotype ' ( Pavlov , 1926 , Vol .

Author: E. Glyn Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language and languages

Page: 332

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Linguistic Alterity and Foreignness in Early Modern England 1534 1625

... My study describes and analyzes the dynamics of early modern England's rich
linguistic landscape in two major contexts ... It shows how writings originating
from these different settings mobilize the numerous multilingual communities that
 ...

Author: Ema Vyroubalova

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 410

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Language Socialization in Bilingual and Multilingual Societies

An exploration of language socialization from very early childhood through to adulthood, not only in often-studied communities in Canada and the United States, but also in Australia, Bolivia, Egypt, India and Slovakia.

Author: Robert Bayley

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853596353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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An exploration of language socialization from very early childhood through to adulthood, not only in often-studied communities in Canada and the United States, but also in Australia, Bolivia, Egypt, India and Slovakia. The global perspective gained by the inclusion of studies of communities representing every inhabited continent provides readers with an indication of the richness of the field as well as a guide for future work.

Dialogue Journals in the Multilingual Classroom

In fact, a major part of the early work with the written data involved documenting
the acquisition of English grammatical morphemes in the students' writing (see
Kreeft, 1984c). Looking at the journals in this way revealed many of the dynamics
 ...

Author: Joy Kreeft Peyton

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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This volume focuses on the use of dialogue journals in classrooms with students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds whose proficiency with spoken and written English is limited. The companion volume to Dialogue Journal Communication (Ablex, 1988), it carefully describes, from a teacher's experience, how dialogue journal writing can be effectively implemented in the multilingual classroom, with practical tips for starting and maintaining the practice, exploiting the benefits, and avoiding the pitfalls. It presents a model of researchers working in close collaboration with teachers and shows the development in the journals of individual students, with extended examples of student and teacher writing so that teachers can see research results that are not hopelessly extracted from the context in which they were produced. At the same time, it has a strong research orientation.

Multilingual Thesaurus of Geosciences

Author: International Council of Scientific and Technical Information

Publisher: Information Today Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 645

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Dynamics of Neo Latin and the Vernacular

Dynamics of Neo-Latin and the Vernacular offers a collection of studies that deal with the cultural exchange between Neo-Latin and the vernacular, and with the very cultural mobility that allowed for the successful development of ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004280189

Category: History

Page: 340

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Dynamics of Neo-Latin and the Vernacular offers a collection of studies that deal with the cultural exchange between Neo-Latin and the vernacular, and with the very cultural mobility that allowed for the successful development of Renaissance bilingual culture.

English in Europe Today

This volume discusses several facets of English in today's multilingual Europe. It emphasizes the interdependence between cultures, languages and situations that influence its use.

Author: Annick De Houwer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027205248

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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This volume discusses several facets of English in today's multilingual Europe. It emphasizes the interdependence between cultures, languages and situations that influence its use. This interdependence is particularly relevant to European settings where English is being learned as a second language. Such learning situations constitute the core focus of the book. The volume is unique in bringing together empirical studies examining factors that promote the learning of English in Europe. Rather than assuming that English is a threat to linguistic diversity and cultural independence, these studies discuss psycholinguistic factors such as the input, and sociolinguistic factors such as the type of English that is targeted in learning. The contributing authors are well-established specialists who have worked on multilingualism, English as a Lingua Franca and second language acquisition. The book will be of interest to applied linguists, sociolinguists and teachers of English as a foreign language.

The Politics of Multilingualism and Language Planning

I believe that only a multifaceted approach , which endorses the concept of a
system subject to dynamic and dialectical ramification , can start to undertake
these questions . Interestingly , the pioneer work in investigating early vs . late
Israeli ...

Author: Cercle linguistique de Belge. Journée

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language planning

Page: 199

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