ERIC Number: EJ635159
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Is It Fun? Language Play in a Fifth-Grade Spanish Immersion Classroom.
Broner, Maggie A.; Tarone, Elaine E.
Modern Language Journal, v85 n3 p363-79 Aut 2001
Discusses an approach to the study of interlanguage that challenges prevailing models of second language acquisition that assume negotiation of meaning is the only causal variable. Examines two notions of language play: ludic language play and rehearsal in private speech. Analysis of classroom interactions among children in a Spanish immersion program shows these two types of play can be distinguished. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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