ERIC Number: ED207337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Les mecanismes psychologiques sous-jacents a l'apprentissage d'une langue seconde (The Psychological Mechanisms Related to the Learning of a Second Language). Publication B-99.
Gendron, Jean-Denis, Ed.; Vigneault, Richard, Ed.
Articles include: (1) "Variables psychologiques et sociales reliees a l'apprentissage d'une langue seconde par l'immigrant adulte en situation scolaire" (Psychological and Social Variables Related to the Learning of a Second Language by the Adult Immigrant in the Academic Situation) by A. d'Anglejan and C. Renaud, (2) "Les contacts inter-ethniques: qu'est-ce qui les rend efficaces?" (The Inter-Ethnic Contacts: What Makes Them Effective?) by J. F. Hamers and D. Deshaies, (3) "Pourquoi apprendre une langue seconde: le role de l'appartenance ethnique" (Why Learn a Second Language: The Role of the Ethnic Concern) by R. Clement and S. Marchildon, (4) "Attitudes face au comportement langagier a Montreal" (Attitudes toward Language Behavior in Montreal) by R. Y. Bourhis and F. Genesee, and (5) "Les techniques mnemoniques liees a l'apprentissage des langues" (The Mnemonic Techniques Associated with the Learning of Languages) by A. Desrochers. In each empirical study one or more measures were employed. The measures provide information on level of language ability, attitudes toward the second language and its speakers, degree and quality of motivation to learn the second language, and study techniques for the acquisition and retention of a second language. (JK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Students, Cultural Context, Culture Contact, Ethnic Relations, Language Attitudes, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Usage, Mnemonics, Motivation, Predictor Variables, Psychological Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Social Characteristics, Study Skills, Vocabulary Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: Report of the Colloquium on the Underlying Psychological Mechanisms in Learning a Second Language, Congress of the French-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science (48th, Laval University, Quebec, May 15-17, 1980).