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ERIC Number: EJ831206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1550-7076
Overcoming Aural Proficiency: Pitfalls for Heritage Learners in Russian Cyberspace
Loewen, Donald
Heritage Language Journal, v6 n1 p23-39 Spr 2008
Heritage language learners soon learn that their verbal competence can be both a blessing and a burden. Reliance on aural cues can provide significant interference in attempts to master spelling conventions. Now, an unlikely source--the Russian-language internet--threatens to provide negative reinforcement for the very spelling habits that instructors want to correct. This article is an attempt to introduce the emerging phenomenon of "ear-spelling" in the Russian internet and to identify how these developments may affect heritage learners. (Contains 2 tables and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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