Language Mixing in Infant Bilingualism

A Sociolinguistic Perspective

Author: Elizabeth Lanza

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199265060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

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This book addresses the issue of language contact in the context of child language acquisition. Elizabeth Lanza examines in detail the simultaneous acquisition of Norwegian and English by two first-born children in families living in Norway in which the mother is American and the father Norwegian. She connects psycholinguistic arguments with sociolinguistic evidence, adding a much-needed dimension of real language-use in context to the psycholinguistic studies which have dominated the field. She draws upon evidence from other studies to support her claims concerning language dominance and the child's differentiation between the two languages in relation to the situation, interlocutor, and the communicative demands of the context. She also addresses the question of whether or not the language mixing of infant bilingualism is conceptually different from the codeswitching of older bilinguals, thus helping to bridge the gap between these two fields of study.

Diagnostik von Sprach- und Kommunikationsstörungen im Kindesalter

Methoden und Verfahren

Author: Markus Spreer

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825249468

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Sprachstörungen und Kommunikationsstörungen richtig diagnostizieren Das Lehrbuch bietet einen systematischen und umfassenden Überblick zur Sprachdiagnostik - von der Früherfassung bis zum Ende des Grundschulalters. Die (test)diagnostischen Grundlagen werden erläutert. Sprachentwicklungsstörungen, Früherfassung, Schriftsprache und Mehrsprachigkeit sind Schwerpunkte der Sprachdiagnostik. Auch die Bereiche Redeflussstörungen, Stimmstörungen und Unterstützte Kommunikation sowie weitere sprachliche und nichtsprachliche Entwicklungsbereiche werden vorgestellt. Ergänzt wird das Buch durch eine OnlineDatenbank mit 130 Testverfahren, die kategorisiert und bewertet werden. Zu jedem Test sind über 30 Merkmale gespeichert, was eine leistungsfähige Suche ermöglicht.

Methodologie (Sprache in der Gesellschaft / Sprache und Klassifikation / Datensammlung und -verarbeitung)

Author: Günter Holtus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110938375

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1239

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Nach der Publikation der Bände zum Verhältnis von Latein und Romanisch und zur historisch-vergleichenden Grammatik der romanischen Sprachen (Bd. II,1), zu den einzelnen romanischen Sprachen und Sprachgebieten vom Mittelalter bis zur Renaissance (Bd. II,2) und von der Renaissance bis zur Gegenwart (Bde. III, IV, V,1, V,2, VI,1, VI,2) sowie zu den Themen Kontakt, Migration und Kunstsprachen sowie Kontrastivität, Klassifikation und Typologie (Bd. VII) wird nun Band I des seit 1988 erscheinenden »LRL« in zwei Teilbänden zur Geschichte und Methodologie des Faches Romanistik vorgelegt. Der erste Halbband (Artikel 1-38) befaßt sich mit der Geschichte des Faches Romanistik und der Methodologie (»Das Sprachsystem«), der zweite Halbband (Artikel 39--90) mit den methodologischen Bereichen »Sprache in der Gesellschaft«, »Sprache und Klassifikation«, »Datensammlung und -verarbeitung«. Das Gesamtwerk wird in den kommenden Jahren mit den Indices und dem Literaturverzeichnis (Bd. VIII) abgeschlossen werden.

Language Contact

Author: Yaron Matras

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139480529

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Most societies in today's world are multilingual. 'Language contact' occurs when speakers of different languages interact and their languages influence each other. This book is an introduction to the subject, covering individual and societal multilingualism, the acquisition of two or more languages from birth, second language acquisition in adulthood, language change, linguistic typology, language processing and the structure of the language faculty. It explains the effects of multilingualism on society and language policy, as well as the consequences that long-term bilingualism within communities can have for the structure of languages. Drawing on the author's own first-hand observations of child and adult bilingualism, the book provides a clear analysis of such phenomena as language convergence, grammatical borrowing, and mixed languages.

Meeting Handbook

Author: Linguistic Society of America

Publisher: N.A


Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

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Beyond Basic Principles

Author: Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele,Alex Housen,Prof. Wei Li

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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The publication of Hugo Baetens Beardsmore’s book Bilingualism: Basic Principles by Multilingual Matters in 1982 coincided with an unprecedented upsurge of interest in bilingualism. A major reason for this was the acknowledgement that bilingualism is far more common than was previously thought, and perhaps even the norm. The number of bilinguals at the turn of the third millennium is probably greater than ever before and will continue to grow as a result of the combined forces of globalisation, automatisation, increased mobility and migration, and modernisation of foreign language teaching. The contributions in this book prove that, given the right conditions, bilingualism can confer distinct benefits like intellectual, psychological, social, cultural and economic improvement on the individual. The papers in this volume have been written by leading scholars in the field of bilingualism and deal with individual bilingualism, societal and educational phenomena, addressing issues such as bilingual usage, acquisition, teaching, and language planning and policy. The volume’s major asset lies in its diversity, not only in depth of investigation and in topical variety but also in the range of languages and geographical regions covered. Another important feature of the volume is its multidisciplinary perspective. Among the contributors are linguists, sociologists, psychologists and sociolinguists.


Author: Elias Bredsdorff

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scandinavian literature

Page: N.A

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Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Author: Marc Marschark,Gladys Tang,Harry Knoors

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199371830

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 7728

In Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education, volume editors Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors bring together diverse issues and evidence in two related domains: bilingualism among deaf learners - in sign language and the written/spoken vernacular - and bilingual deaf education. The volume examines each issue with regard to language acquisition, language functioning, social-emotional functioning, and academic outcomes. It considers bilingualism and bilingual deaf education within the contexts of mainstream education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in regular schools, placement in special schools and programs for the deaf, and co-enrollment programs, which are designed to give deaf students the best of both educational worlds. The volume offers both literature reviews and new findings across disciplines from neuropsychology to child development and from linguistics to cognitive psychology. With a focus on evidence-based practice, contributors consider recent investigations into bilingualism and bilingual programming in different educational contexts and in different countries that may have different models of using spoken and signed languages as well as different cultural expectations. The 18 chapters establish shared understandings of what are meant by "bilingualism," "bilingual education," and "co-enrollment programming," examine their foundations and outcomes, and chart directions for future research in this multidisciplinary area. Chapters are divided into three sections: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Social Foundations; Education and Bilingual Education; and Co-Enrollment Settings. Chapters in each section pay particular attention to causal and outcome factors related to the acquisition and use of these two languages by deaf learners of different ages. The impact of bilingualism and bilingual deaf education in these domains is considered through quantitative and qualitative investigations, bringing into focus not only common educational, psychological, and linguistic variables, but also expectations and reactions of the stakeholders in bilingual programming: parents, teachers, schools, and the deaf and hearing students themselves.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Blackwell guide to research methods in bilingualism and multilingualism

Author: Li Wei,Melissa G. Moyer

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405126076

Category: Education

Page: 403

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Written by leading experts in the field, The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism focuses on the methodology of research in this rapidly growing field. Highlights the interdisciplinary nature of research on bilingualism and multilingualism and offers a practical guide to the specific procedures and tools for collecting and analyzing data Specifically addresses methodological issues, discussing research topics, core concepts and approaches, and the methods, techniques and tools available Provides project ideas and practical advice on conference presentations and publication Brings together a team of leading international experts in the field Links theory to method, and to data, answering the market need for a volume on bilingualism and multilingualism that deals with its methodology in a systematic and coherent way.


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Young English language learners

current research and emerging directions for practice and policy

Author: Eugene E. García,Ellen C. Frede

Publisher: Teachers College Pr

ISBN: 9780807751114

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 1393

It is well known that the number of non-English speakers is on the rise in the United States. What is less well known is that the largest proportion of this population is children under the age of 5. These young English language learners (ELLs) often demonstrate achievement gaps in basic math and reading skills when they start school. How best to educate this important and growing preschool population is a pressing concern for policymakers and practitioners. The chapters in this important book provide up-to-date syntheses of the research base for young ELLs on critical topics such as demographics, development of bilingualism, cognitive and neurological benefits of bilingualism, and family relationships, as well as classroom, assessment, and teacher-preparation practices. Each chapter reviews the research and answers the following questions:What does the research clearly indicate for policy and practice?; How solid is this database and what findings are emerging?; What should the research agenda be for young ELLs?


Author: George Melville Bolling,Bernard Bloch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication

Author: Peter Auer,Li Wei

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110182163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 586

View: 4963

Review text: "Editors Peter Auer and Li Wei make a convincing case for a critically reflexive problem-solving approach when they ask whether it would make more sense to regard monolingualism as a problem. It provides a good starting place for anyone looking for a current overview of issues and approaches."Suzanne Romaine in: Language 1/2009.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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