ERIC Number: ED399165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Do Learners Restructure or Recreate a Second Language in the Content Area of Mathematics?
This paper summarizes how mentalists have employed the concepts of recreating and restructuring to explain how children and adults acquire a second language and to show how the context of these terms is integrated within the content area of mathematics. The mentalist school of thought towards restructuring and recreating was divided into two camps: those who focus on grammar form and those who focus on semiotics or meaning. This paper compares how each camp of followers define and apply these concepts to design classroom acquisition contexts to facilitate content learning. Specific theories examined include those of Selinker (1972), and Dulay, Burt, and Krashen (1982). (Author/AIM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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