ERIC Number: ED367136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Role of Ethno-Lingual Relativity in Second Language Acquisition.
Citron, James L.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v9 n2 p29-41 Fall 1993
The term "ethno-lingual relativity" is defined as a perspective that is not limited by one's own cultural and linguistic experiences, but rather is open to the contrasting cultural and linguistic patterns of other peoples. It is hypothesized that having an ethno-lingually relative perspective can facilitate one's ability to learn a new language. Support for this hypothesis--drawn from second language research in language aptitude, motivation, personality differences, social and psychological factors, acculturation theory, and pragmatic competence--is discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Individual Differences, Language Aptitude, Language Patterns, Language Research, Learning Motivation, Linguistic Theory, Pragmatics, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Influences, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For complete volume in which this paper appears, see FL 021 777.