By Li Wei (ed.)
During this entire survey of the theories, tools, and key findings inside of utilized linguistics, scholars are brought to middle examine questions and many of the methods to tackling these.
- Provides a entire creation to this interdisciplinary box of study and perform, facing functional problems with language and communication
- Takes a problem-solving strategy, introducing scholars to key learn questions and guiding them in the course of the quite a few methods of tackling these
- Features extra examine aids all through, together with bankruptcy outlines, studying ambitions, keywords, learn questions and solutions, research questions, and suggested additional readings
- Enables scholars to spot every-day language and conversation concerns, and to attract on their lonesome own experiences
- Edited by way of a number one determine within the box, heading up an skilled and interdisciplinary crew of participants from the popular division of utilized linguistics at Birkbeck university, college of London – leading to exact mix of information, abilities, and power from students who train and examine together
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G. g. conversational exchanges with parents and other caregivers), the faster the language concerned develops. However, we now know that the quantity of input is not the sole determining factor in children’s language development – the quality of input is equally or more important. What is worth pointing out is that, in BAMFLA, the bilingual or multilingual child is not two or three monolinguals in one. Apart from code-switching, research evidence shows that the languages being acquired also interact or interfere with each other.
C. d. e. f. ] strap it in the dolly Another feature of language acquisition unique to BAMFLA is the difference between the languages used in terms of outcome and input. The languages a bilingual or multilingual child is acquiring do not always develop in the same way or at the same speed. The bilingual or multilingual child may not necessarily speak both or all the languages equally well: there may be variations in the level of comprehension and/or production, probably owing to an imbalance in language input and the resulting imbalance in language dominance.
2008. The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. This has comprehensive coverage of research designs and methods ranging from sampling, recording and transcription to laboratory experiments and brain imaging techniques. The examples are drawn from studies of bilingualism and multilingualism. Wray, Alison and Aileen Bloomer. 2006. Projects in Linguistics: A Practical Guide to Researching Language, 2nd edn. London: Hodder Arnold. This provides advice on research projects in different areas of linguistics and useful information on the differences between confidentiality and anonymity and on data protection laws.
Applied Linguistics by Li Wei (ed.)