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Ordin, Mikhail; Polyanskaya, Leona; Soto, David – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2020
We assessed the effect of bilingualism on metacognitive processing in the artificial language learning task, in 2 experiments varying in the difficulty to segment the language. Following a study phase in which participants were exposed to the artificial language, segmentation performance was assessed by means of a dual forced-choice recognition…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Bilingualism, Language Processing, Artificial Languages
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Toró, Tibor – Language Policy, 2020
The paper focuses on minority language policy implementation in Romania. Although the policy framework of minority language use is considered quite satisfying by many authors, a deeper analysis reveals significant problems in the implementation of these policies. Based on implementation research, the paper reveals the hidden mechanism of language…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Language Planning, Public Policy, Language Usage
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Puig-Mayenco, Eloi; Rothman, Jason – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2020
The goal of this brief article is to highlight a specific methodological consideration pertaining to the examination of linguistic transfer in sequential language acquisition: When and how can transfer be meaningfully disentangled from issues pertaining to developmental trajectories of the target language? While this methodological issue is…
Descriptors: Spanish, Romance Languages, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Sabaté-Dalmau, Maria – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
Under the conditions of the globalized new economy, European universities have become profit-making institutions. They envision students as mobile workers-to-be whose employability chances depend on self-enterprising and on self-responsibilization for foreign-language command, and they now compete in the educational marketplace by targeting them…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Life Style, Universities, Occupational Mobility
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Llompart, Júlia; Masats, Dolors; Moore, Emilee; Nussbaum, Luci – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
We analyse data collected at multilingual schools in Catalonia, taking a plurilingual and socio-cultural Conversation Analysis approach to the interactions studied. The analytical sections of the article show how plurilingual practices are resources for students' participation in classroom activities; we argue that language learning is a process…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries
Costa-Carreras, Joan – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This initial work on evaluating standardisation tries to explore to what extent standardisation can be evaluated in the same way as terminology planning and language policy and planning. The main reason for exploring this issue is that this kind of evaluation is necessary and has not been undertaken systematically. The work aims to verify the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Standards, Vocabulary
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Estévez Grossi, Marta – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The aim of this contribution is to analyze the linguistic practices of a migrant collective, speakers of a minoritized language, from a glottopolitical perspective. This will be illustrated by the description of the communicative practices of the migrant workers from Galicia (Spain) in Hanover (Federal Republic of Germany) in the 1960s and beyond.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Minorities, Language Usage, Migrant Workers
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Monteagudo, Henrique; Muniain, Facundo Reyna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
The present contribution focuses on the Galician-descendant community in the city of Buenos Aires. Its aim is to draw attention on the academic interest of research on the processes of assimilation to the language and identity of reception (in that case, Spanish) and maintenance or recovery of the language and identity of origin in the case of a…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Immigrants, Acculturation, Spanish
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Gampe, Anja; Hartmann, Leonie; Daum, Moritz M. – Journal of Child Language, 2020
Bilingual children show a number of advantages in the domain of communication. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether differences in interactions are present before productive language skills emerge. For a duration of 5 minutes, 64 parents and their 14-month-old infants explored a decorated room together. The coordination of their…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Language Acquisition
Martín-Laguna, Sofía – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book reports on a longitudinal study of the acquisition of pragmatic markers in written discourse in a third language (English) by secondary students living in the bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) Valencian Community in Spain. It examines pragmatic transfer, specifically positive transfer, in multilingual students from a holistic perspective,…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Longitudinal Studies
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Jiménez-Gaspar, Amelia; Pires, Acrisio; Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This study investigates the knowledge of bilingual speakers of Catalan and Spanish regarding the production of object pronominal clitics (excluding non-reflexive third-person clitics), with a focus on: (i) their morphology, considering the variants that coexist for each form, and (ii) their syntactic placement (proclitic or enclitic) with respect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Spanish, Romance Languages
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Smith, Heather Jane; Robertson, Leena Helavaara; Auger, Nathalie; Wysocki, Lydia – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2020
Translanguaging claims to advance social justice as a transformative pedagogy. This paper analyses a tension which developed over the life span of a European research project which aimed to improve the educational experience for Eastern European Roma pupils through teachers' employment of a translanguaging pedagogy. Roma are ethnically and…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning
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Artieda, Gemma; Roquet, Helena; Nicolás-Conesa, Florentina – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This study investigates the role of biological age and L2 exposure on the achievement of two groups of Catalan-Spanish intermediate learners of English in secondary school (Group A, Formal Instruction (FI), N = 50; Group B, FI + CLIL, N = 50) regarding receptive and productive L2 skills as well as grammatical knowledge. Learners were matched for…
Descriptors: Age Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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De Pablo, Irati; Murillo, Eva; Romero, Asier – Journal of Child Language, 2020
We analyzed the effect of infant-directed speech (IDS) on multimodal communicative production of children at the beginning of the second year of life in two different languages: Spanish and Basque. Twelve Spanish and twelve Basque children aged between 12 and 15 months observed two versions of an audiovisual story: one version was narrated with…
Descriptors: Infants, Speech Communication, Spanish, Romance Languages
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Malicka, Aleksandra – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study set out to test the theoretical premise of the SSARC model of pedagogic task sequencing, which postulates that tasks should be sequenced for learners from cognitively simple to complex. This experiment compared the performance of three tasks differing in cognitive complexity in a simple-complex sequence versus in the absence of any…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Language Fluency, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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