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ERIC Number: EJ934509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-6001
On Complexity in Bilingual Research: The Causes, Effects, and Breadth of Content and Language Integrated Learning--A Reply to Bruton (2011)
Lorenzo, Francisco; Moore, Pat; Casal, Sonia
Applied Linguistics, v32 n4 p450-455 Sep 2011
This article proposes that a complex issue such as bilingualism gives rise to a need for complex research. Complexity theories, both in the psycholinguistic and educational fields, may inspire new empirical studies on bilingualism that will likely provide data otherwise unattainable through classic pre-test/post-test methods. The article also warns against hardcore educational egalitarianism which may seriously harm Content and Language Integrated Learning programmes if they become one-size-fits-all models. The article has been written in response to a reply to these authors' original article Lorenzo et al. (2010).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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