Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

What are the factors affecting the identification of plosive consonants for bilingual
CG users of L2 English? In particular: (a) What is the effect of consonant voicing
in the identification of plosives? (b) How is the identification of plosives ...

Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Author: Lydia Sciriha

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527560597

Page: 362

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This volume reports on bilingual practices in contemporary societies in a number of European and non-European countries. The topics discussed here include language use and language learning in a bilingual context, issues in bilingual education, the use of language in the linguistic landscape, language and the media, language perceptions, language use and attitudes, and the use of language as a vantage point for the study of social change. This book captures the various different approaches and viewpoints on bilingualism by researchers who have focused on contexts such as Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the USA. Of the 17 chapters here, five deal with aspects of bilingualism in Malta, which, in view of its minuscule size but complex language use, offers itself as an excellent laboratory for the scientific study of bilingualism.

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms

Identifying plosives in L2 English: The case of L1 Cypriot Greek speakers. Bern,
Switzerland: Peter Lang AG. doi:10.3726/b10379 Kkese, E. (2018). Assessing L2
writing in the absence of scoring procedures: Construction of rating scales in a ...

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms

Author: Neokleous, Georgios

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799827232

Page: 767

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Literacy has traditionally been associated with the linguistic and functional ability to read and write. Although literacy, as a fundamental issue in education, has received abundant attention in the last few decades, most publications to date have focused on monolingual classrooms. Language teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare teachers to be culturally responsive and flexible so they can adapt to the range of settings and variety of learners they will encounter in their careers while also bravely questioning the assumptions they are encountering about multilingual literacy development and instruction. The Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms is an essential scholarly publication that explores the multifaceted nature of literacy development across the lifespan in a range of multilingual contexts. Recognizing that literacy instruction in contemporary language classrooms serving diverse student populations must go beyond developing reading and writing abilities, this book sets out to explore a wide range of literacy dimensions. It offers unique perspectives through a critical reflection on issues related to power, ownership, identity, and the social construction of literacy in multilingual societies. As a resource for use in language teacher preparation programs globally, this book will provide a range of theoretical and practical perspectives while creating space for pre- and in-service teachers to grapple with the ideas in light of their respective contexts. The book will also provide valuable insights to instructional designers, curriculum developers, linguists, professionals, academicians, administrators, researchers, and students.

L2 Writing Assessment

“English as a Foreign Language: Spelling Development: A Longitudinal Study”.
Applied Psycholinguistics 33, no. 2 (2012): ... “Identifying Plosives in L2 English:
The Case of L1 Cypriot Greek Speakers”. Linguistic Insights: Studies in
Language ...

L2 Writing Assessment

Author: Elena Kkese

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527542688

Page: 171

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When severe reading and spelling problems are not detected at an early stage in the school context, students may not be able to overcome them even in adulthood. Such problems in the worst cases may lead to developmental dyslexia or developmental dysorthographia, which are severe learning disabilities. Early intervention, though, can prevent these problems. Consequently, involving students in an active writing programme and providing them with ample opportunities to use spelling words in frequent writing can be the answer to such an inquiry. Meaningful writing can further facilitate spelling acquisition since in this manner, they can gain control over their work and learn to focus on the writing process and not exclusively on the final product. The book addresses these issues in order to help educators and clinicians identify such problems early, while it also acts as a practical guide to instruction and assessment.

Proceedings of the VIIth GSCP International Conference Speech and Corpora

The dynamics of perception and production of VOT patterns in English by
Brazilian learners Ubirata Kickhofel ALVES, Marcia Cristina ZIMMER ... in their
L2 developmental process, have to learn how to tune in to those cues which are
most relevant in the language Yavas, M. (2008). ... identifying and producing the
distinction between word-initial voiceless and voiced plosive consonants in
English.

Proceedings of the VIIth GSCP International Conference  Speech and Corpora

Author: Heliana Mello

Publisher: Firenze University Press

ISBN: 8866553514

Page: 471

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Child Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

light on the factors influencing L2 proficiency, it does not reveal the process with
which that L2 speakers experience to attain their L2 proficiency. ... children's
vowel perception of English, children who lived in North America for 3 years were
less accurate in identifying English ... The study demonstrated that these children
were not able to distinguish the voicing contrast in English plosives when they
were ...

Child Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

Author: Fangfang Li

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027260443

Page: 306

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This book focuses exclusively on child bilinguals or children exposed to a second language in various learning contexts. Through the presentation of research on how children learn the sound systems or lexicon in two languages and via different routes, the book aims to paint a comprehensive picture of child bilingualism and second language learning. In addition, the book features contributions focused on theoretical overviews and methodological approaches. Researchers from diverse disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, and speech-language pathology contributed to the book that thus represents an effort to integrate multiple views and perspectives. The book is useful for researchers, clinicians, and educators who work with children acquiring or learning a second language in different settings. It should also be of interest to university students studying bilingualism and/or second language acquisition or parents raising bilingual children.

Marang

For instance the voiced velar plosive / g / is present and recurrent in the three
major Nigerian languages but about 60 % of the respondents ... Attention of
learners and speakers of English in L2 environments should be drawn to
dialectal variations in pronunciation which ... As seen in the results of the study ,
an appreciable percentage of speakers in Nigeria have difficulty identifying which
graphemes to ...

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Linguistic Tips for Latino Learners and Teachers of English

... method into a reality which simply means a successful mastery of the linguistic
systems in L2 with as much higher proficiency as possible . ... The primary
purpose of the surveys has not been only to identify the problems , but also to
solve those problems and achieve a ... For instance , the plosives / p , i , k / in
English form a natural class of sounds that are : a ) aspirated in most contexts ; b )
unaspirated ...

Linguistic Tips for Latino Learners and Teachers of English

Author: Edward Y. Odisho

Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC

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Page: 180

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This book is written for both Latino (Hispanic) learners and teachers of English as a second language. The book is innovative in helping Latino learners and teachers overcome chronic and difficult barriers, such as the cases relevant to certain vowels, consonants and the overall rhythm of English. The methodology and techniques used to teach the two-vowel systems of English and Spanish is rarely encountered in modern linguistic literature.

Canadian Slavonic Papers

... reading : logographic recognition strategies ( recognizing a word as an
unanalyzed whole by identifying it by its shape ... Considering these findings , it
seems reasonable to assume that adult L2 learners of Russian will learn to read
the ... sense to consider whether their pronunciation of yn was palatalized or
unpalatalized , voiced or unvoiced , plosive or nonplosive . Our working definition
of primary sound value in this study is the ability for American English learners to
connect the ...

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

... Cognitive Context and Conceptual Metaphor ; LL09993 Conditional Clauses
Isolated if - Clauses in Auatralian English ... of Lenition of Plosives in Slovene ;
LL09779 Normal Acquisition of Consonant Clusters ; LL09097 Individual
Differences in ... LL10208 Empirical Evaluations of Language - Based Author
Identification Techniques ; LL10190 Identifying Reliable ... LL10211 Content
Area Reading Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Reading and Listening in a
Second Language ...

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Acta Universitatis Lodziensis

... fragment seems interesting as it starts with unaspirated bilabial voiceless
plosive which in this context should be aspirated in English . However , as
aspiration does not bring about the change of meaning in Polish , the Polish
subjects should not have problems identifying it . ... This proves that the L2
system has not been well - established as the learners lack the flexibility the
native speakers possess ...

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An Introduction to Koranic and Classical Arabic

An indispensable tool for all who are interested in Islamic religion, science, and literature, the language presented in this book will enable the learner to study firsthand the primary sources of Islamic civilization and the classics of ...

An Introduction to Koranic and Classical Arabic

Author: Wheeler McIntosh Thackston

Publisher: Ibex Pub

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Page: 69

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An Introduction to Koranic and Classical Arabic is an elementary-level grammar of standard classical Arabic, the literary norm of the Arabic language that has not changed appreciably in fourteen hundred years. An indispensable tool for all who are interested in Islamic religion, science, and literature, the language presented in this book will enable the learner to study firsthand the primary sources of Islamic civilization and the classics of the Islamic Near East.