LINGUIST List 9.1259

Fri Sep 11 1998

Books: 2nd Lang Acquisition

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  1. Robert Sidor, New book: Language Acquisition

Message 1: New book: Language Acquisition

Date: Fri, 11 Sep 98 11:30:28 -0500
From: Robert Sidor <>
Subject: New book: Language Acquisition

Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Edited by
Aydin Durgunoglu, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Ludo Verhoeven, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This volume explores the use of literacy outside the mainstream in
different contexts throughout the world. It is divided into four
parts. The first section presents an anthropological
perspective--analyzing the society and the individual in a
society. The second presents a psychological perspective--focusing on
the individuals themselves and analyzing the cognitive and affective
development of young children as they acquire literacy in their first
and second languages. The third presents an educational
perspective--highlighting the variations in educational approaches in
different societies as well as the outcomes of these approaches. The
final section summarizes the studies presented in this volume. Both
theoretical issues and educational implications related to the
development of literacy in two languages are discussed. An attempt is
also made to open up new directions in the study of literacy
development in multilingual contexts by bringing these various
disciplinary perspectives together.

0-8058-2442-1 [cloth]/1998/328pp./$75.00
0-8058-2443-X [paper]/1998/328pp./$36.00
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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