ERIC Number: ED066076
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Publication Date: 1972
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Becoming Bilingual: A Guide to Language Learning.
Larson, Donald N.; Smalley, William A.
Becoming bilingual as defined in this book is a process by which an adult acquires an additional language in the environment in which it is spoken, surrounded by the culture in which it is used. The book seeks to present the learner with an integrated and systematic treatment of his task--linguistic, cultural, and practical--in learning a new language abroad. The authors believe that habit formation and practice have important roles in the language learning process. Cultural alienation is seen as the primary problem in living abroad, and learning the local language is a major factor in adjustment to new surroundings. The book covers such topics as motivation, language learning, programs, opportunities, techniques for learning a language, and widening one's range of communication. (VM)
Descriptors: Adults, Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Education, Dialects, Educational Practices, Habit Formation, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Styles, Learning Motivation, Learning Theories, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Practical Anthropology, P.O. Box 1041, New Canaan, Conn. 06840 ($6.00)
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