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Bilingual Education  

Colin Baker

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Bilingual education is not just about education and bilingualism. There are dimensions to bilingual education that require a multidisciplinary understanding. It is not just about the use ... More

Bilingualism and Child Phonology  

Conxita Lleó

The present article poses some fundamental questions related to bilingualism and to the acquisition of two phonological components, by very young children. It discusses different types of ... More

Content-Based Second Language Instruction  

Marjorie Bingham Wesche

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Content-based second language instruction is the essence of this article. Content-based instruction is a form of communicative language teaching in which language instruction is integrated ... More

Curriculum Development in Foreign Language Education: The Interface between Political and Professional Decisions  

Péter Medgyes and Marianne Nikolov

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
The essence of this article is the development of curriculum in foreign language education and the interface between political and professional. This article falls into two main sections. ... More

The Development of African American English through Childhood and Adolescence  

Janneke Van Hofwegen

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
This chapter addresses what patterns of African American English (AAE) usage are demonstrated prior to adolescence by highlighting evidence from a longitudinal corpus of AAE spanning 11 ... More

Language Acquisition in the African American Child: Prior to Age Four  

Brandi L. Newkirk-Turner, RaMonda Horton, and Ida J. Stockman

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
This chapter reviews studies of developing language by children who are acquiring African American English (AAE). It focuses specifically on the acquisition period from birth up to age ... More

The Linguistics of Language Revitalization: Problems of Acquisition and Attrition  

William O'Grady

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
With hundreds of the world’s languages now in danger, the need for effective methods of language revitalization has never been greater. Yet most efforts fall short of their objective. The ... More

Second Language Acquisition: A Social Psychological Perspective  

Robert C. Gardner

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on second language acquisition seen from a social psychological perspective. The basic premise underlying a social psychological perspective of second language ... More

Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative  

James P. Lantolf

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the idea of sociocultural theory and the pedagogical imperative. Sociocultural theory has long been used as a lens to explain the processes involved in second ... More

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