Search for dissertations about: "language acquisition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 113 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

    Author : Natalia Ringblom; Milan Bily; Stella Ceytlin; Maria Voeikova; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; 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. Age and Constraints on Language Learning : First Language Retention and Second Language Acquisition in International Adoptees

    Author : Gunnar Norrman; Emanuel Bylund Spångberg; Guillaume Thierry; Janet Werker; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; bilingualism; critical period; electroencephalography; event-related potentials; first language retention; international adoption; phonology; second language acquisition; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the influence of age of acquisition on the long-term second language development of international adoptees. Because age of acquisition typically coincides with the onset of bilingualism, the study of maturational age effects in second language acquisition has been empirically and conceptually entangled with changes in language input and use. READ MORE

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

    Author : Asta Čekaitė; Karin Aronsson; Ben Rampton; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; 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; Bilingualism; 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

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

    Author : Yvonne Knospe; Kirk Sullivan; Ingela Valfridsson; Anita Malmqvist; Åsa Wengelin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; 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

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

    Author : Christer Johansson; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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