Language Acquisition and Language Socialization

Language Acquisition and Language Socialization

'This is an outstanding collection of papers by top scholars in a range of disciplines who shed stimulating, complementary insights into the social, cognitive and semiotic frameworks that shape both the acquisition of language, and the ...

Author: Claire Kramsch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826425997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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'This is an outstanding collection of papers by top scholars in a range of disciplines who shed stimulating, complementary insights into the social, cognitive and semiotic frameworks that shape both the acquisition of language, and the constitution of social actors through that process. The intentionally loose ecological framing of the volume provides an arena within which a range of perspectives, all united by their opposition to a mechanistic view of language acquisition, can enter into dialogue with each other. This is a most stimulating collection, with a range of insightful investigations of settings as diverse as an autistic child learning to interact with others on the playing field, professional gate-keeping encounters, and foreign language classrooms.' Professor Charles Goodwin, University of California at Los Angeles The book brings together well-known scholars in two relatively distinct fields, language acquisition and language socialization, and from a variety of orientations within applied linguistics to describe language development from a relational perspective. The papers in this volume are a response to three main questions: 1) What conceptual models best capture the ecological nature of language learning? 2) What research approaches are best likely to illuminate the relationship between language and social structure? 3) How is educational success defined for language acquisition and language socialization?
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Culture and Language Development

Culture and Language Development

In this book, Elinor Ochs explores the complex interaction of socialisation and language acquisition in children.

Author: Elinor Ochs

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521348943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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In this book, Elinor Ochs explores the complex interaction of socialisation and language acquisition in children.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Language Socialization

The Handbook of Language Socialization

The Handbook of Language Socialization is an important resource focusing on the social and cultural implications of children's communicative development and those aspects of language acquisition that have been left out of previous ...

Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118772997

Category: Social Science

Page: 676

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Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes the latest developments in second and heritage language socialization, and literary and media socialization Discusses socialization across the entire life span and across institutional settings, including families, schools, work places, and churches Explores data from a multitude of cultures from around the world
Categories: Social Science

Language Socialization Across Cultures

Language Socialization Across Cultures

A new, alternative, integrated approach to the developmental study of language and culture.

Author: Bambi B. Schieffelin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521339197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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A new, alternative, integrated approach to the developmental study of language and culture.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Social Aspects of Language Acquisition

Social Aspects of Language Acquisition

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1.3, University of Duisburg-Essen, language: English, abstract: There are many ways of talking to children and preverbal infants and ...

Author: Jessica Narloch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783869437958

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 25

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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1.3, University of Duisburg-Essen, language: English, abstract: There are many ways of talking to children and preverbal infants and also a great variety of opinions about how important the child’s environment is or if it plays a role at all. The question is not only how and why children understand grammatical forms and language (Ochs & Schieffelin 1995: 73), but also which role other aspects, such as Parentese and Baby Talk, play. Are they necessary or totally unimportant? Should parents talk to their children at all or is it senseless because they do not understand what the parents say to them? Some people are of the opinion that Parentese only plays “a minimal role” (Garnica 1977: 63) whereas other people think that the verbal environment is important. In how far is the acquisition of language “the result of a process of interaction between mother and child” (Snow 1977: 31)? By explaining some aspects of talk to children, such as Parentese, Baby Talk, expansion, correction, imitation and by giving examples of children being socialized through language, the question about which role these aspects really play in first language acquisition should be answered.
Categories: Literary Collections

Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts

Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts

Examining the overseas experience of language learners in diverse contexts through a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, studies in this volume look at the acquisition of language use, socialization processes, learner ...

Author: Margaret A. DuFon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853598518

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

View: 198

Examining the overseas experience of language learners in diverse contexts through a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, studies in this volume look at the acquisition of language use, socialization processes, learner motivation, identity and learning strategies. In this way, the volume offers a privileged window into learner experiences abroad while addressing current concerns central to second language acquisition.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Second Language Socialization and Learner Agency

Second Language Socialization and Learner Agency

This book examines how Russian-speaking adoptees in three US families actively shape opportunities for language learning and identity construction in everyday interactions.

Author: Lyn Wright Fogle

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847697851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

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This book examines how Russian-speaking adoptees in three US families actively shape opportunities for language learning and identity construction in everyday interactions. This work focuses on how learners achieve agency in second language socialization processes and informs the fields of second language acquisition and language maintenance and shift.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

This volume presents six alternative approaches to studying second language acquisition – 'alternative' in the sense that they contrast with and/or complement the cognitivism pervading the field.

Author: Dwight Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136825798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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This volume presents six alternative approaches to studying second language acquisition – 'alternative' in the sense that they contrast with and/or complement the cognitivism pervading the field. All six approaches – sociocultural, complexity theory, conversation-analytic, identity, language socialization, and sociocognitive – are described according to the same set of six headings, allowing for direct comparison across approaches. Each chapter is authored by leading advocates for the approach described: James Lantolf for the sociocultural approach; Diane Larsen-Freeman for the complexity theory approach; Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner for the conversation-analytic approach; Bonny Norton and Carolyn McKinney for the identity approach; Patricia Duff and Steven Talmy for the language socialization approach and Dwight Atkinson for the sociocognitive approach. Introductory and commentary chapters round out this volume. The editor’s introduction describes the significance of alternative approaches to SLA studies given its strongly cognitivist orientation. Lourdes Ortega’s commentary considers the six approaches from an 'enlightened traditional' perspective on SLA studies – a viewpoint which is cognitivist in orientation but broad enough to give serious and balanced consideration to alternative approaches. This volume is essential reading in the field of second language acquisition.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Social Aspects of Language Acquisition Language Socialization and Grammatical Development

Social Aspects of Language Acquisition   Language Socialization and Grammatical Development

-samarooch Social Aspects of Language AcquisitionLanguage Socialization and Grammatical Development scholarly paper (Advanced seminar) Jessica Narloch Social Aspects of Language Acquisition - Language Socialization. Front Cover.

Author: Jessica Narloch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638754637

Category:

Page: 48

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, University of Duisburg-Essen, course: Language and the Mind, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There are many ways of talking to children and preverbal infants and also a great variety of opinions about how important the child's environment is or if it plays a role at all. The question is not only how and why children understand grammatical forms and language (Ochs & Schieffelin 1995: 73), but also which role other aspects, such as Parentese and Baby Talk, play. Are they necessary or totally unimportant? Should parents talk to their children at all or is it senseless because they do not understand what the parents say to them? Some people are of the opinion that Parentese only plays "a minimal role" (Garnica 1977: 63) whereas other people think that the verbal environment is important. In how far is the acquisition of language "the result of a process of interaction between mother and child" (Snow 1977: 31)? By explaining some aspects of talk to children, such as Parentese, Baby Talk, expansion, correction, imitation and by giving examples of children being socialized through language, the question about which role these aspects really play in first language acquisition should be answered.
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The Development of Conceptual Socialization in International Students

The Development of Conceptual Socialization in International Students

The findings presented in this book will not only shed light on how international students become socialized into the target culture’s linguistic and sociocultural repertoires, but will also provide recommendations for the prospective ...

Author: Deniz Ortactepe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443843188

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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The relationship between language and culture has been the focus of attention in the fields of anthropology, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and sociology, especially in regard to the acquisition of language and negotiation of identity. Schieffelin and Ochs’ (1986) framework of language socialization, in this respect, has inspired a variety of research, each of which approaches individuals’ socialization processes from a different perspective. Second language (L2) acquisition research has also benefited from this framework to explore L2 learners’ linguistic and social development in the target language culture. This volume offers a new perspective to analyze L2 socialization. Since adult L2 learners have already acquired the norms and values of their native culture through first language socialization (Kecskes, 2002; Matsumura, 2001), their experience with the L2 leads to conceptual blending and restructuring of what they already have. Therefore, the present book talks about “conceptual socialization” (Kecskes, 2002), a theoretical framework that is proposed in this study to refer to the process that L2 learners go through in becoming members of the target language community. The aim of the study presented in this volume is to explore the process of conceptual socialization by investigating its impact on international students’ social and linguistic development. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to identify and explore the changes in the students’ social and linguistic repertoire. While there is a plethora of research on English as second language learners and short-term study abroad students within the field of applied linguistics and interlanguage pragmatics, the trajectories of long-term international students who pursue graduate degrees abroad remain untold. Considering the increasing number of international students in the US and the challenges awaiting them in the new sociocultural environment, this volume plays a substantial role in exploring the process that international students go through as a result of their conceptual socialization. The findings presented in this book will not only shed light on how international students become socialized into the target culture’s linguistic and sociocultural repertoires, but will also provide recommendations for the prospective international students so as to facilitate their conceptual socialization process.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Policy and Language Acquisition Planning

Language Policy and Language Acquisition Planning

This volume examines the evolving nature of language acquisition planning through a collection of papers that consider how decisions about language learning and teaching are mediated by a confluence of psychological, ideological, and ...

Author: Maarja Siiner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319759630

Category: Education

Page: 255

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In the sociopolitics of language, sometimes yesterday’s solution is tomorrow’s problem. This volume examines the evolving nature of language acquisition planning through a collection of papers that consider how decisions about language learning and teaching are mediated by a confluence of psychological, ideological, and historical forces. The first two parts of the volume feature empirical studies of formal and informal education across the lifespan and around the globe. Case studies map the agents, resources, and attitudes needed for creating moments and spaces for language learning that may, at times, collide with wider beliefs and policies that privilege some languages over others. The third part of the volume is devoted to conceptual contributions that take up theoretical issues related to epistemological and conceptual challenges for language acquisition planning. These contributions reflect on the full spectrum of social and cognitive factors that intersect with the planning of language teaching and learning including ethnic and racial power relations, historically situated political systems, language ideologies, community language socialization, relationships among stakeholders in communities and schools, interpersonal interaction, and intrapersonal development. In all, the volume demonstrates the multifaceted and socially situated nature of language acquisition planning.
Categories: Education

Discourse Ideology and Heritage Language Socialization

Discourse  Ideology and Heritage Language Socialization

Culture and language development: Language acquisition and language socialization in a Samoan village (Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ochs, Elinor. 1991.

Author: Martin Guardado

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614513841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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The book examines the development and maintenance of a minority language, engaging on both micro and macro levels to address open questions in the field. Guardado provides a history of the study of language maintenance, including discussion of language socialization, cosmopolitan identities, and home practices. In particular, the author uses 'discourse' as a primary tool to understand minority language development and maintenance.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

The Modern Language Journal, 92(ii), 270–283. Johnson, N. (2007). Simply complexity. Oxford: Oneworld Publications. Kramsch, C. (Ed.). (2002). Language acquisition and language socialization. London: Continuum. Kramsch, C. (2008).

Author: Susan M. Gass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136666896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition brings together fifty leading international figures in the field to produce a state-of-the-art overview of Second Language Acquisition. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics related to Second Language Acquisition: language in context, linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories and perspectives, skill learning, individual differences, L2 learning settings, and language assessment. All chapters introduce the reader to the topic, outline the core issues, then explore the pedagogical application of research in the area and possible future development. The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for all those studying and researching Second Language Acquisition.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics

Language socialization approaches to L2 acquisition: Social, cultural, and linguistic development in additional languages. In D. Atkinson (Ed.), Alternative approaches to SLA (pp. 95– 116). New York: Routledge. DuFon, M. (2010).

Author: Naoko Taguchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351164061

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 522

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics is a comprehensive critical survey of the field of L2 pragmatics, collecting a number of chapters that highlight the key theories, methods, pedagogies, and research findings throughout its development over the last four decades. Demonstrating the ways in which pragmatics has long served as a lens through which to examine patterns of L2 development, the volume is divided into six parts which reflect the field’s structure and evolution: • Constructs and units of analysis • Theoretical approaches • Methodological approaches • Pedagogical approaches • Contexts and individual considerations • L2 pragmatics in the global era The handbook has a particular focus on covering not only traditional topics in the field, such as constructs of pragmatic competence (e.g., speech acts, implicature), teaching and assessment, and pragmatics learning in a study abroad program, but also emerging areas of study, including interactional pragmatics, intercultural pragmatics, usage-based approaches, corpus linguistics, and psycholinguistic experimentation. Each chapter introduces the topic and follows with a description of its theoretical underpinnings, an overview of existing literature, appraisal of current practice, concluding with a discussion of future directions for research and key readings. The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics is an essential resource for those with an interest in second language acquisition, pragmatics, and language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mediating Discourse Online

Mediating Discourse Online

Id rather switch than fight " : An activity - theoretic study of power , success , and failure in the foreign language classroom . In C. Kramsch ( Ed . ) , Language acquisition and language socialization : Ecological perspectives ( pp .

Author: Sally Sieloff Magnan

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027205191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Information and communication technology is transforming our notion of literacy. In the study of second language learning, there is an acute need to understand how learners collaborate in mediating discourse online. This edited volume offers essays and research studies that lead us to question the borders between speech and writing, to redefine narrative, to speculate on the consequences of many-to-many communication, and to ponder the ethics of researching online interaction. Using diverse technologies (bulletin boards, course management systems, chats, instant messaging, online gaming) and situated in different cultural environments, the studies explore intercultural notions of identity, voice, and collaboration. Although the studies come from varying theoretical perspectives, they point, as a whole, to insights to be gained from an ecological approach to studying how people make discourse online. The volume will especially benefit researchers in the digital arena and instructors who must consider how online interaction affects language learning and use.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Manual of Language Acquisition

Manual of Language Acquisition

The foci, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies of language socialization resulted from a cross-fertilization between psycholinguistic studies of language acquisition, anthropological studies of socialization, and sociolinguistic ...

Author: Christiane Fäcke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110302257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 650

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This manual contains overviews on language acquisition and distinguishes between first- and second-language acquisition. It also deals with Romance languages as foreign languages in the world and with language acquisition in some countries of the Romance-speaking world. This reference work will be helpful for researchers, students, and teachers interested in language acquisition in general and in Romance languages in particular.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is the first reference work of its kind.

Author: Chuanren Ke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317367901

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 459

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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is the first reference work of its kind. The handbook contains twenty contributions from leading experts in the field of Chinese SLA, covering a wide range of topics such as social contexts, linguistic perspectives, skill learning, individual differences and learning settings and testing. Each chapter covers historical perspectives, core issues and key findings, research approaches, pedagogical implications, future research direction and additional references. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is an essential reference for Chinese language teachers and researchers in Chinese applied linguistics and second language acquisition.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Socializing Identities Through Speech Style

Socializing Identities Through Speech Style

Drawing on the perspective of language socialization and a theory of indexicality, this book examines dinnertime talk in a homestay context and explores ways in which learners of Japanese as a foreign language and their Japanese host ...

Author: Haruko Minegishi Cook

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847691002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Drawing on the perspective of language socialization and a theory of indexicality, this book examines dinnertime talk in a homestay context and explores ways in which learners of Japanese as a foreign language and their Japanese host families socialize their identities through speech style.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Trends in Bilingual Acquisition

Trends in Bilingual Acquisition

In order to do this , we need to anchor the child's bilingual first language acquisition within a language socialization framework . There is a need for a theoretical framework for analyzing the bilingual child's language input and for ...

Author: Jasone Cenoz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902723471X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The chapters in this volume provide the first comprehensive overview of trends in research on early phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development in children acquiring two (or more) languages simultaneously. Ongoing as well as emerging issues are examined and discussed by leading researchers in the field. Collectively, these studies extend our knowledge of bilingual acquisition and broaden our understanding of the child's ability to acquire and use language. This volume is of interest to researchers working on language acquisition by monolingual and bilingual children, graduate students of psychology, linguistics and communication sciences, and researchers and professionals concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bilingual children with language impairment.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines