Foreign language and mother tongue by Istvan Kecskes, Tnde Papp

By Istvan Kecskes, Tnde Papp

This can be the 1st booklet that discusses the influence of overseas language studying on first language processing. The authors argue that multilingual improvement is a dynamic and cumulative procedure characterised by way of move of other nature, and ends up in a typical underlying conceptual base with or extra language channels that continually engage with one another.

Language illustration and processing are mentioned from a cognitive-pragmatic instead of a lexical-syntactic point of view. This required the assessment of numerous the most important problems with L2 acquisition, equivalent to move, vocabulary improvement, conceptual fluency, and pragmatic talents. The authors additionally reviewed a wide physique of literature concerning cognitive psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, SLA, philosophy, and schooling with a purpose to clarify multilingual improvement and the confident impact of overseas language studying at the first language.

a huge learn for linguists and language educators alike, this quantity:
* makes an attempt to give an explanation for multilingual improvement from a cognitive-pragmatic standpoint,
* argues that international language studying has a good impact at the improvement and use of mom tongue abilities,
* depends upon examine findings of a number of diversified disciplines,
* builds at the result of quantitative examine performed by means of the authors, and
touches on quite a lot of literature.

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The EDL is developing individual writing skills, the ability to step out of well-known format, and increasing creativity. Test three involves a response to advertisements. The EDL is established writing style, the ability to choose the format appropriate for the task, and creative use of language. Baseline Measures—Test 1 The results of the first test demonstrate that there was no basic difference among the three group of students when they started high school. All four indexes were quite close in each group with few differences.

Linguists investigating child language acquisition have demonstrated that clauses of time, clauses of place, and noun clauses functioning as objects are acquired earlier than other types of subordinations (Clark & Clark, 1977; Limber, 1973; Slobin, 1973). These constructions appear in 20 Foreign Language and Mother Tongue both oral and written speech more frequently than any other clauses. In our survey, we distinguished these three types of clauses from the others. We used four indexes that are interrelated, interdependent, and connected with the use of subordinations to measure the level of conscious activities in the L1.

They are inseparable especially after children enter school because language becomes the main regulator of thinking (Vygotsky, 1962). In subsequent language development the crucial question is the extent to which the target language is involved in the overall cognitive development of the learner. This is where the difference between SLA and FL learning has to be sought. Luria (1982) said that human cognition is a product of the cultural-historical environment in which it evolves and can be examined in terms of the internalization of social interaction.

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