ERIC Number: EJ501507
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Can Cross-Cultural Understanding Aid Second Language Acquisition? Toward a Theory of Ethno-Lingual Relativity.
Citron, James L.
Hispania, v78 n1 p105-13 Mar 1995
The term "ethno-lingual relativity" is 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. This article explores the hypothesis that having such a perspective might facilitate second language acquisition. (19 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Data Collection, Ethnolinguistics, Hypothesis Testing, Individual Differences, Language Aptitude, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Study Abroad
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A