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ERIC Number: ED019031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-May
Pages: 8
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CHILDHOOD AND SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING.
Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. Foreign Language Program Research Center.
THE REPORT OF A MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION-SPONSORED CONFERENCE ON CHILDHOOD AND SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING (MAY 5-6, 1956) SUMMARIZES THE DISCUSSIONS. THE TOPICS INCLUDE (1) HOW CHILDREN NORMALLY LEARN THEIR MOTHER TONGUE, (2) IMITATION AND ANALYSIS IN THE LANGUAGE LEARNING PROCESS, (3) RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE LEARNING OF A FIRST AND A SECOND LANGUAGE, (4) THE ORDER OF THE ACQUISITION OF LANGUAGE SKILLS, (5) OPTIMUM AGE FOR BEGINNING THE LEARNING OF A SECOND LANGUAGE (BETWEEN AGES 4 AND 8), AND (6) THE BEST PRINTED SOURCES ON THE LANGUAGE LEARNING PROCESS. PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED FRANCES L. ILG, W.F. LEOPOLD, WILDER PENFIELD, JOSEPH KAVETSKY, FILOMENA PELORO, LAMAR ROBERTS, A.S. VAUGHN-THOMAS, AND URIEL WEINREICH. A STATEMENT BY ARNOLD GESELL AND FRANCES L. ILG ON DEVELOPMENTAL TRENDS IN LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR IS INCLUDED. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. Foreign Language Program Research Center.
Identifiers: MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION