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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 In The Foreign Language

Author : Rafael Filiberto Forteza Fernandez
ISBN : OCLC:1066356225
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Based on Selinker's hypothesis of five psycholinguistic processes shaping interlanguage (1972), the paper focuses attention on the Russian L2-learners' overreliance on the L1 as the main factor hindering their development. The research problem is, therefore, the high incidence of L1 transfer in the spoken and written English language output of Russian learners as an EFL issue largely ignored, and the research question, how much these learners' dependence on the L1 affect their interlanguage (IL) development. The objectives are to offer an account of Russian L2 learners' interlingual error incidence in free output, the L2 areas these errors affect the most, and the effect of non-traditional remedial work in IL development. Thirty students out of a cohort of 123 were chosen for the study because of their little progress in the FL and later divided into two groups depending on their time of English-only L2 instruction. Their L2 spoken and written samples were used to determine their communication strategies and the output areas they affect the most. The study shows that time under L2-learning through the L2 does not modify significantly the students learning and communication strategies historically acquired through transfer of learning. The comparison with similar data from Spanish-speaking students, classroom observation, and introspection reveal the students use three L1-based strategies to cope with L2 communication demands. These strategies are so closely connected with their beliefs and language practices that non-traditional remedial work is ineffective unless the students understand the nature of their problems and willingly engage in overcoming them.

The Influence Of Mother Tongue In Foreign Language Writing

Author : Jeta Rushidi
ISBN : 3848495015
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This research investigates the influence of mother tongue (L1) in foreign language (FL) writing. The purpose of this study was to test two research questions: (1) what are students' attitudes toward the involvement of L1 writing strategies in FL writing; (2) Do students transfer L1 writing strategies to English writing positively or negatively? Why? This paper presents quantitative and qualitative research conducted with instruments such as: a questionnaire, four experiments and five writing strategies checklists. The paper has to do only with students whose mother tongue is Albanian. The participants involved in this study composed different genres of paragraphs in their L1 and FL. The findings suggest that students' attitudes toward the involvement of their L1 in FL writing were mostly negative. When asked to work on special tasks involving translation, these tasks were not preferred by these students compared to the direct mode. However, when writing directly in English, they often unconsciously reverted to (or were thinking in) Albanian. Thus making space for substratum transfer, which was both positive and negative.

The Babel Of The Unconscious

Author : Jacqueline Amati-Mehler
ISBN : 0823605302
Genre : Psychology
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Foreign Language Grammar Instruction Via The Mother Tongue

Author : Michal B. Paradowski
ISBN : OCLC:1064045860
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The chapter reports the results of a controlled experiment which suggest that foreign-language grammar instruction that forges explicit connections with the grammar of the students' mother tongue aids learning, at least as far as students' application of discrete-point grammar rules is concerned. (Contains 2 figures and 3 notes.) [This document represents chapter 8 in: Boers, Frank, Jeroen Darquennes, & Rita Temmerman (eds) Multilingualism and Applied Comparative Linguistics, Vol. 1: Comparative Considerations in Second and Foreign Language Instruction. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.].

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.

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.

Understanding Second Foreign Language Learning

Author : Jack C. Richards
ISBN : UCSC:32106001512257
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First Language Use In Second And Foreign Language Learning

Author : Assoc. Prof. Miles Turnbull
ISBN : 1847697682
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

Cross Language Mediation In Foreign Language Teaching And Testing

Author : Maria Stathopoulou
ISBN : 9781783094110
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book contributes to the growing field of foreign language teaching and testing by shedding light on mediation between languages. Focusing on cross-language mediation as translanguaging practice, the book explores what mediation entails, the processes involved and the challenges mediators face.

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