ERIC Number: ED460617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Puolin ja toisin: Suomalais-virolaista kielentutkimusta. AFinLAn vuosikirja 1998 (On Both Sides: Finnish-Estonian Research on Language. AFinLA Yearbook 1998).
Luukka, Minna-Riitta, Ed.; Salla, Sigrid, Ed.; Dufva, Hannele, Ed.
The papers included in this yearbook of the Finnish Society of Applied Linguistics (AFinLA) were presented at the 1998 AFinLA conference "Linguistics and Finland: Crossing the Gulf." Papers are in Finnish, Estonian, or English, but all have accompanying English abstracts. The topics discussed in the papers include the following: speed and accuracy of grammatical judgments in the first and second language; native language, foreign language, and thinking; comparison of Finnish writing skills of students taught in a Swedish immersion program and students taught in the native language (Finnish); the International Baccalaureate and its emphasis on Finnish; Finnish language proficiency and minority language speakers in an immersion context; patterns of English-Finnish codeswitching; interlanguage conversation; test results of Estonians learning Finnish as a second language; language teachers reflections on their professional choices; relevance of linguistic and psycholinguistic studies to mother tongue instruction; verbs and noun phrases in philosophical essays; Latin in English medical texts and the possibilities for interdisciplinary integrated teaching; structural analysis of sentences with "It" as a formal object; language usage and electronic mail; native language influence on the teaching and learning of Finnish and Estonian; terminology associated with electric money in the Finnish media; oral proficiency of advanced language learners; classroom interaction; language testing; learning diaries; and language policy and planning in Estonia. (VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Electronic Mail, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Estonian, Finnish, Foreign Countries, Grammatical Acceptability, Interlanguage, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Language Usage, Medical Education, Monetary Systems, Native Language Instruction, Personal Narratives, Psycholinguistics, Public Policy, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Swedish, Written Language
AFinLA, Center for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyvaskyla, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40351, Jyvaskayla, Finland (120 Fmk).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics, Jyvaskyla.
Identifiers - Location: Estonia; Finland