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ERIC Number: ED018298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-10
Pages: 6
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RESEARCH RELEVANT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF BILINGUAL CURRICULA.
DUGAS, DON
THERE ARE MANY USEFUL FIELDS IN ADDITION TO LINGUISTICS FOR ANYONE PLANNING FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION. THESE INCLUDE PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLINGUISTICS, AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLINGUISTICS. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS HAS ESTABLISHED TWO TYPES OF BILINGUALS--COMPOUND AND COORDINATE. THE COMPOUND BILINGUAL MIXES BOTH LANGUAGES WITHOUT ALWAYS BEING AWARE THAT HE DOES. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE COORDINATE BILINGUAL SEEMS TO OPERATE ON TWO SEPARATE CHANNELS, KEEPING HIS LANGUAGES SEPARATE. THIS SUGGESTS THAT POSITIVE ATTITUDES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED AT EARLIER AGES. PSYCHOLINGUISTS SUPPORT THE IDEA THAT A BILINGUAL BE PROVIDED WITH A RICH REPERTOIRE OF LINGUISTIC ALTERNATIVES FROM WHICH HE CAN CONSCIOUSLY SELECT THE MOST APPROPRIATE LINGUISTIC BEHAVIOR. THE NEW FIELD OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLINGUISTICS HAS MADE SOME RECENT FINDINGS WHICH SEEM RELEVANT TO METHODOLOGY. THIS FIELD IS INTERESTED IN PLOTTING ALL STAGES OF CONCEPT AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN, AND SOME OF ITS OBSERVATIONS SEEM TO CONTRADICT HYPOTHESES LANGUAGE TEACHERS HAVE HELD REGARDING THE ACQUISITION PROCESS. FINALLY, RESEARCH IN THE SYSTEMS APPROACH SHOWS GREAT PROMISE IN OFFERING THE MOST EFFICIENT STRATEGIES FOR INCORPORATING IDEAS FROM ALL FIELDS OF LEARNING. THIS REPORT WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS, EL PASO, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 10-11, 1967. (ES)
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