Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition

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This book examines the evidence relative to the idea that there is an age factor in first and second language acquisition, evidence that has sources ranging from studies of feral children to evaluations of language programmes in primary schools. It goes on to explore the various explanations that have been advanced to account for such evidence. Finally, it looks at the educational ramifications of the age question, with particular regard to formal second language teaching in the early school years and in a€˜third agea€™ contexts.When the experimental and the control pupils were compared at age 16, the only test on which the experimental pupils still scored ... One drew its pupils from the 1st grade (average age six years) and the other was made up of 3rd grade pupils (average age eight years). ... an aptitude test adapted from the Modern Language Aptitude Test (Carroll aamp; Sapon, 1959) and a final test aimed at determining theanbsp;...

Title:Language Acquisition
Author:David Singleton, Lisa Ryan
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2004-09-06


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