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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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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

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Title: «Informationsstrukturen» im gesteuerten Spracherwerb
Subtitle: Französisch - Deutsch kontrastiv
Edited By: Séverine Adam
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?263989
Series Title: COGNITIO

Wenn wir von Sprachkompetenz sprechen, dann meint das zunächst morphosyntaktische Regeln und den korrekten Aufruf von Lexikoneinträgen. Implizit assoziieren wir aber auch so etwas wie 'Könnerschaft' - doch sind die Beherrschung morphosyntaktischer Regeln und lexikalischer Differenzierungsmöglichkeiten «Basisleistungen», die wir zumindest bei einem Muttersprachler voraussetzen. «Könnerschaft» in einem inhaltlich gefüllten Sinne beginnt erst dort, wo wir für die Gestaltung unserer Äußerungen den Rezipienten antizipieren und auf seine Sprachverstehensprozesse Bezug nehmen. Ein Problemfeld, das in neuerer Zeit intensiv unter dem Stichwort 'Informationsstruktur (einer Äußerung)' beforscht wird; Gegenstand sind 'höhere kognitive Kontrollprozesse'; es geht um die Optimierung des Informationstransfers im Diskurs.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631639894
Pages: 179
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