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ERIC Number: ED367136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: For complete volume in which this paper appears, see FL 021 777.