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The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language

Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Anna Dina L. Joaquin, Andrea W. Mates, and John H. Schumann

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384246
eISBN:
9780199869916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384246.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores a theory of language evolution as a complex adaptive system that exists as a cultural artifact without any requirement for innate abstract grammatical representations. Language ... More


Bilingual Cognitive Representation

Allan Paivio

in Mental Representations: A dual coding approach

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195066661
eISBN:
9780199894086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066661.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a bilingual version of dual coding theory. It reviews the implications of the theory for some current issues in the psychology of bilingualism, including semantic memory, ... More


Sources of Handshape Error in First-Time Signers of ASL

Deborah Chen Pichler

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter reports on a study that investigates the phenomenon of “sign accent,” or systematic phonological errors made by nonsigners attempting to mimic isolated ASL signs. The study has ... More


To Be or Not to Be: Challenges Facing Eastern Penan in Borneo

Peter Sercombe

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the nomadic Eastern Penan, the most socio-economically disadvantaged ethnic group in Borneo, and their endangered language. It provides a brief outline of the sociocultural ... More


Language Development of Chinese Learners

Shane N. Phillipson

in Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom: Responding to Individual Needs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083428
eISBN:
9789882209848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083428.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter illustrates the various models of first language (L1) and second language (L2) learning, and the relationship between language learning and achievement, which is particularly relevant ... More


Modality and Language in the Second Language Acquisition of American Sign Language

Russell S. Rosen

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Many studies of second language learning regarding sign languages are phonetic, where the modality difference between spoken and sign languages is most apparent. However, studies of phonological, ... More


Learner autonomy, self-assessment and language tests: Towards a new assessment culture

David Little

in Independent Language Learning: Building on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083640
eISBN:
9789882209299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues for the establishment of an assessment culture that recognises the development of learner autonomy as a primary goal in second language learning and teaching, and in which the ... More


Metalinguistic Awareness, Bilingualism, and Writing

Norbert Francis

in Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the development of academic language proficiency, with an emphasis on children’s writing ability particularly children’s correction, revision, and editing of their own ... More


Education

Jeffrey Shandler

in Yiddish: Biography of a Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190651961
eISBN:
9780190651992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651961.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter traces the dynamics of learning Yiddish and of its role as a language of instruction, beginning with its traditional role in the study of sacred texts in Hebrew and Aramaic. Formal ... More


The children become bilingual

François Grosjean

in A Journey in Languages and Cultures: The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198754947
eISBN:
9780191816437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754947.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In 1982–83, the author and his family spent a sabbatical year in French-speaking Switzerland, and observed their English-speaking children become bilingual. The author describes how this took place, ... More


Drivers of Disrupted Communication

Alison Wray

in The Dynamics of Dementia Communication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190917807
eISBN:
9780190917838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917807.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter opens part 3, within which the focus is a new understanding of why communication is challenging in the dementia context and how improvements could be made to practice. The Communicative ... More


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