ERIC Number: ED191051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Oral and Written Language Relationships: The Question of Universals.
Vann, Roberta J.
This summary of the literature on the relationships between oral and written language points out that (1) there is a similarity between first language acquisition and second language learning, and (2) children acquiring English as their first language and English-speaking adults learning a foreign language exhibit similar syntactic maturity. Also discussed are the results and implications of a study of adult Arabic-speakers learning English that indicated that these nonnative speakers tended to differentiate English oral and written expressive styles in ways similar to native speakers. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (69th, San Francisco, CA, November 22-24, 1979).