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ERIC Number: ED175285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Language Play in Child Second Language Acquisition.
Peck, Sabrina
Play sessions of two Mexican children (one five and one eight years old) with English-speaking friends were recorded and the use of language play was examined. Language play is viewed as a non-literal, rule-bound use of language that children engage in for its own sake, either cooperatively or competitively. Practice opportunities and children's intense feelings in language play may contribute to the acquisition of a second language. The amount of repetition and the slight modifications on words and sounds that children make could give them phonological and syntactic practice. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Los Angeles Second Language Research Forum (1st, Los Angeles, California, February 11-13, 1977)