ERIC Number: ED192580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
L'univers familier de l'enfant africain (The Familiar Surroundings of the African Child).
This study on the African child had three objectives: (1) to become familiar with the environment of the African child, (2) to investigate the vocabulary to which the child is exposed at home and at school, and (3) to compare the vocabulary of the native language with that of the school. The first part of the study constituted a linguistic study of the family situation to discover the lexical repertory of the child in his or her native language, Basaa, as well as in the French language used in school. The second part took account of the fact that the child grows up simultaneously in two worlds, the African cultural milieu and the educational milieu. The child's native culture forms the child's understanding and organization of meaning; the educational milieu uses a language whose form and content imply many realities totally foreign to the child. Part three compared the data from Cameroon children with similar data from French children as well as vocabulary of the native language and the language of the school. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.