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LINGUIST List 18.397

Mon Feb 05 2007

Qs: Third Language Acquisition/Linguistic Politeness in Croat

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        1.    Holly Kindl, Third Language Acquisition
        2.    Antun Maric, Linguistic Politeness in Croat

Message 1: Third Language Acquisition
Date: 29-Jan-2007
From: Holly Kindl <hkindllincolnschool.org>
Subject: Third Language Acquisition


I am looking for professional advice about the acquisition of French and
Spanish in an English Speaking school. We are piloting a program with 2
and 3 year olds and plan to expand the program to nursery, pre-K and
kindergarteners next year. Each teacher is visiting the classrooms two
times per week for 1 hour each visit. The teacher is participating in
activities with the children in a natural setting with the goal being to
acquire the language in a natural way (games, crafts, snack-time etc).

So far, we have seen a positive response, but we are looking for opinions
about the growth of this program. Our goal is to continue to visit the
classrooms through 5th and possibly through 8th grade with French and
Spanish. Is it possible for young children to acquire 2 languages with this
amount of exposure? What do you forsee as our big obstacles? Do you know
of good sources for literature or curriculum development in this field?
Much thanks

Holly Kindl
Dept. Chair of World Languages
Lincoln School

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Message 2: Linguistic Politeness in Croat
Date: 27-Jan-2007
From: Antun Maric <antun.maricyahoo.com>
Subject: Linguistic Politeness in Croat

Dear Linguists,

I am about to start researching on Linguistic politeness in Croat,
therefore I am wondering if some research has been done on that. I would be
more that grateful for any information regarding linguistic politeness in
Croat (or Serbo-Croat if the reference is older).

Thank you very much.

Best wishes,
Antun Maric

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

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