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Jain, Ritu; Wee, Lionel – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
Increasing societal and linguistic diversity poses significant challenges to formative categories of language policies. We make this point via an examination of Singapore's management of its most linguistically diverse ethnic group, the Indians. While heterogeneity has always been Singapore's defining feature, the nature and scale of recent…
Descriptors: Indians, Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Ethnic Groups
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Hartanto, Andree; Yang, Hwajin – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Prior research suggesting that longer bilingual experience benefits inhibitory control and monitoring has been criticized for a lack of control over confounding variables. We addressed this issue by using a propensity-score matching procedure that enabled us to match early and late bilinguals on 18 confounding variables--for example, demographic…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Inhibition, Metacognition, Immigrants
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O'Brien, Beth A.; Mohamed, Malikka Begum Habib; Yussof, Nurul Taqiah; Ng, Siew Chin – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Phonological awareness is critical for early reading acquisition across alphabetic as well as non-alphabetic languages. The grain size of phonological awareness varies with oral language structure and written orthography across languages. Phonological awareness' grain size and contribution to reading for simultaneous biliterate children is…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Emergent Literacy, Early Reading, Phonemes
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Sambathrani, K.; Jayashree, S. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2019
The study on "Spelling Ability of Students with Visual Impairment in Higher Education" was carried out with 30 samples enrolled in higher education. The samples were selected by using stratified sampling method. A standardized tool "Differential Aptitude Test" (1990) developed by George K. Bennett, Harold G. Seashore, and…
Descriptors: Spelling, Visual Impairments, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Nakamura, Pooja R.; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Ji, Xuejun Ryan – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
In this study, we examine the relative contributions of syllabic awareness, phonemic awareness, and oral vocabulary knowledge in early akshara reading ability from Grades 1 through 5. The performance of 488 students in two states of South India, Karnataka (Kannada language) and Andhra Pradesh (Telugu language), was measured. Results from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dravidian Languages, Syllables, Phonemic Awareness
Sarabi, M. K.; Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2017
There is increasing realization that mathematics-related self-efficacy expectations are a strong predictor of an array of significant mathematics outcomes. It is also evident that the curricular practice in schools largely neglects development of a student understanding in the unique language of mathematics. Consequently, this study probes how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables
Sarabi, M. K.; Gafoor, K. Abdul – Online Submission, 2017
Aspects that influences mathematics learning is widely studied and language factors have been identified as a key backer to difficulties in learning Mathematics. It is evidenced that not only cognitive factors but also affective factors have vital role in learning mathematics. Such affective beliefs sources from various aspects of mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Language Tests
Park, Maki; O'Toole, Anna; Katsiaficas, Caitlin – Migration Policy Institute, 2017
This fact sheet provides demographic information for the young Dual Language Learner (DLL) population in Virginia, based on Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) data pooled over the 2011-15 period. DLLs, defined as children ages 8 and under with at least one parent who speaks a language…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Federal Aid, Grants
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Sedlmeier, Peter; Tipandjan, Arun; Jänchen, Anastasia – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2016
Does the language we speak shape the way we think? The present research concentrated on the impact of grammatical gender on cognition and examined the persistence of the grammatical gender effect by (a) concentrating on German, a three-gendered language, for which previous results have been inconsistent, (b) statistically controlling for common…
Descriptors: Grammar, German, Dravidian Languages, Contrastive Linguistics
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Siddaiah, Anand; Saldanha, Marita; Venkatesh, Shyamala K.; Ramachandra, Nallur B.; Padakannaya, Prakash – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2016
RAN tests were administered to 600 typically developing children, 60 each from grade level one through grade ten (30 boys and 30 girls), who learn two distinct languages, English and Kannada simultaneously from the very first grade. The overall results were in accordance with similar previous studies in English and other European languages. The…
Descriptors: Naming, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics, Elementary School Students
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Informed by family language policy (FLP) as the theoretical framework, I illustrate in this paper how language ideologies can be incongruous and language policies can be conflicting through three multilingual families in Singapore representing three major ethnic groups--Chinese, Malay and Indian. By studying their family language audits, observing…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Ethnic Groups
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Lytra, Vally; Gregory, Eve; Ilankuberan, Arani – Language and Education, 2016
In this article, we examine a faith teacher's reflections on faith literacy teaching and learning and how they shaped his pedagogy in the context of Hindu/Saiva religious instruction classes for students of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. The data are part of a larger multi-site three-year team ethnography of children's faith literacy learning in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups, Participant Observation
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Mei, Tam Lee; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Heng, Chan Swee; Kasim, Zalina Binti Mohd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
It is a norm for people from a multilingual and multicultural country such as Malaysia to speak at least two or more languages. Thus, the Malaysian multilingual situation resulted in speakers having to make decisions about which languages are to be used for different purposes in different domains. In order to explain the phenomenon of language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Questionnaires
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Rani, K. V. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2016
Perceptual Learning styles are different ways in which people process the information in the course of learning, intimately involved in producing more effective response stimuli. The objective of the study was to find out the correlation between the variables of Perceptual learning style in total and with its dimensions to Academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Dravidian Languages
Selvanathan, Nagarajan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In this dissertation, I investigate specificational copular clauses (Higgins 1973). My aim is to not only propose an analysis for how such specificational copular clauses are derived but also to use such constructions as a testing ground for evaluating and/ or revising different aspects of linguistic theory. The language I primarily use towards…
Descriptors: Language Research, Form Classes (Languages), Linguistic Theory, Contrastive Linguistics
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