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ERIC Number: EJ818501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0019-042X
Age-Related Differences in Foreign Language Learning. Revisiting the Empirical Evidence
Munoz, Carmen
International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL), v46 n3 p197-220 Sep 2008
This paper focuses on the effects of age on second language learning, specifically in foreign language settings. It begins by pointing out that the effects of learners' initial age of learning in foreign language learning settings are partially different from those in naturalistic language learning settings and, furthermore, that studies in the former context have produced conflicting results. In an attempt to clarify these divergent findings, the present paper examines methodological issues as a way of re-analysing the existing evidence from research conducted in foreign language settings. The discussion contends that this kind of methodological clarification may permit robust findings to emerge which are specific to age effects in foreign or instructed language learning settings and go some way towards clarifying the existing picture.
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Language: English
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