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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals
Subtitle: English as a Third Language
Written By: Ulrike Jessner
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748619146
Description:

This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third
language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of
linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language learning. In
view of the widespread acquisition of English by those who are already
bilingual or are also acquiring a regional lingua franca this study will
contribute to the current discussion of multilingualism with English in
Europe and beyond, as well as the understanding of multilingual speech
processing. The author supports a dynamic view of multilingualism by
stressing the cognitive advantages that the contact with more languages can
offer and uses this approach as the basis for future language teaching and
learning. Chapters cover topics such as performing in a third language,
metalinguistic awareness in multilinguals and in multilingual education,
and English as a third language in Europe.

Features:
* The first study of the important role metalinguistic awareness plays in
multilingual proficiency
* Includes a unique comparison of both second and third language acquisition
* Useful for students and scholars of applied linguistics, language
education, language planning, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics and
the study of the English language.

'The book is clear, amazingly informative and documented.' - Danièle Moore,
Simon Fraser University, and Directeur de recherche, Sorbonne

'It's a terrific piece of work - so comprehensive, with new insights and
very, very clear. It will become a landmark in research for all interested
in metalinguistic awareness.' - Muiris O'Laoire, Institute of Technology Tralee

'The new book contains an extensive discussion of third language
acquisition and the nature of linguistic awareness... Jessner shows an
impressive overview of the field, covering also brand-new works.' - Björn
Hammarberg, University of Stockholm


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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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