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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Query Details

Query Subject:   Heritage Language Speakers
Author:   Karen Stanley
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Query:   At TESOL 2006, I went to a colloquium which linked Heritage Language
speakers and Generation 1.5 students. Frank Noji from Kapiolani Community
College was particularly informative in this regard.

This was a particularly interesting topic for me since Academic ESL and
Foreign Languages are housed in the same department at my college.

Frank Noji has been kind enough to send me a first draft of his paper, and
through that I was able to track down the article in Heritage Language
Journal, ''Heritage Language Instruction for Post-secondary Students from
Immigrant Backgrounds'' by Kimi Kondo-Brown, University of Hawai'i at
Manoa. Other articles in the magazine are also interesting.

I would be interested in other articles that explore the Heritage Language
speaker population, especially those which look at effective language
teaching methodology for use with adults, particularly in a college
classroom setting.

Karen Stanley [ ]
Foreign Languages and Academic ESL
Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
LL Issue: 17.1321
Date posted: 29-Apr-2006


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