Age and the Rate of Foreign Language Learning
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 283 pages
This book examines the various ways in which age affects the process and the product of foreign language learning in a school setting. It presents studies that cover a wide range of topics, from phonetics to learning strategies. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in SLA research, language planning and language teaching.
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accuracy adult age groups age of onset analysis appeals for assistance Applied Linguistics BAF Project bilingual Catalan Catalonia Celaya clauses Clevedon cloze cloze test cognitive contrast correlations critical period Critical Period Hypothesis different ages difﬁcult discourse dysﬂuency early starters effects exposure factors ﬁnd ﬁndings ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂuent functors Group A1 higher hours of instruction identiﬁed implicit indirect appeals inﬂuence input instructional hours interaction interview Krashen language learning strategies late starters learner groups learning context listening comprehension MANOVAs morpheme motivation Muñoz narrative native speakers native-like obtained older learners onset age oral ﬂuency pattern pause frequency phonetic production proﬁciency level proﬁcient groups pronunciation Psycholinguistic reported scores Second Language Acquisition sentences signiﬁcant differences signiﬁcantly Spanish speciﬁc speech rate speech samples stages starting age strategies subjects syntax t-unit Table task tion types Universitat de Barcelona uptake variables vocabulary vowel words younger learners