Search for dissertations about: "language acquisition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 109 swedish dissertations containing the words language acquisition.

  1. 1. The Acquisition of Russian in a Language Contact Situation A Case Study of a Bilingual Child in Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Natalia Ringblom; Stockholms universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Language acquisition; childhood bilingualism; bilingual first language acquisition; language contact; language separation; input; dominance; mother tongue; Russian; Swedish; weaker language; Sweden; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages;

    Abstract : This case study investigates the acquisition of Russian in a language contact situation. It examines a simultaneous Swedish-Russian bilingual child born and raised in Sweden. Qualitative analysis is provided from age 1;4 to 8;5 focusing especially on the earliest stages (before the end of the critical period at 4;5). READ MORE

  2. 2. Getting started Children’s participation and language learning in an L2 classroom

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Asta Čekaitė; Karin Aronsson; Ben Rampton; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; language classroom; language learning; second language acquisition; social interaction; language socialization; peer group; affective stances; language play; socialt samspel; språksocialisation; kamratgruppen; språklig lek; affektiva uttryck; förberedelseklass; andraspråksinlärning; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Linguistic subjects Bilingualism; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Lingvistikämnen Tvåspråkighet;

    Abstract : Denna avhandling handlar om en förberedelseklass med elever (7-10 år) som har ett annat hemspråk än svenska (arabiska, kurdiska, thailändska). Utifrån empiri som samlats in genom videoinspelningar och observationer under ett års tid i en förberedelseklass studeras elevernas deltagande och språkinlärning i det dagliga klassrumsarbetet. READ MORE

  3. 3. Writing in a third language a study of upper secondary students’ texts, writing processes and metacognition

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Yvonne Knospe; Umeå universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; foreign language learning; second language acquisition; third language learning; writing in a foreign language; learning to write; metacognition; keystroke logging; text quality; German; upper secondary school; language teaching and learning; språkdidaktik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : Learning an additional foreign language (usually referred to as a third language, L3) after English (L2) in formal settings seems to remain relatively unsuccessful in the European context (European Commission 2012), despite the reported advantages from extensive language learning experiences. Against this background the present thesis explores the potential benefits of a teaching approach focused on writing strategies and metacognitive reflections for L3 writing. READ MORE

  4. 4. A View from Language : Growth of language in individuals and populations

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Christer Johansson; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Scandinavia; psycho-linguistics; past tense; linguistic ecology; language variation; language change; language acquisition; evolution; epidemics; emergence; diffusion; connectionism; area linguistics; case; simulation; synthesis.; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : The main question that this book tries to find answers to is what it is that makes language learnable. Language is one of the most complex human activities, but nearly 100% of humanity have learned a language in childhood. One answer could be that it is something in our brain that makes us learn language better than most other activities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Immigration, security and the public debate on US language policy : : A critical discourse analysis of language attitudes in the United States of America

    University dissertation from Luleå University of Technology

    Author : Soraya Tharani; Högskolan Dalarna.; Luleå tekniska universitet.; Malmö University.; Malmö University.; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Språkpolitik – Förenta staterna Invandringspolitik – Förenta staterna; HUMANITIES and RELIGION; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP; Humanities Social Sciences; national identity; societal security; language policy; ethnolinguistic conflict; human rights; language rights; ethnicity; multilingualism; immigration; critical discourse analysis; language attitudes; English language; Spanish language; United States;

    Abstract : The narrative of the United States is of a "nation of immigrants" in which the language shift patterns of earlier ethnolinguistic groups have tended towards linguistic assimilation through English. In recent years, however, changes in the demographic landscape and language maintenance by non-English speaking immigrants, particularly Hispanics, have been perceived as threats and have led to calls for an official English language policy. READ MORE