Second Language Writing Systems

Consequently, a third hypothesis can be formulated: the distance between the two writing systems accounts for the differential rates of second-language metalinguistic awareness, and subsequent decoding skill development among learners ...

Author: Prof. Vivian Cook

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788920308

Category: Reference


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Second Language Writing Systems looks at how people learn and use a second language writing system, arguing that they are affected by characteristics of the first and second writing systems, to a certain extent independently of the languages involved. This book presents for the first time the effects of writing systems on language reading and writing and on language awareness, and provides a new platform for discussing bilingualism, biliteracy and writing systems. The approach is interdisciplinary, with contributions not only from applied linguists and psychologists but also corpus linguists, educators and phoneticians. A variety of topics are covered, from handwriting to spelling, word recognition to the mental lexicon, and language textbooks to metalinguistic awareness. Though most of the studies concern adult L2 learners and users, other populations covered include minority children, immersion students and bilingual children. While the emphasis is on English as the L2 writing system, many other writing systems are analysed as L1 or L2: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Gujarati, Indonesian, Irish, Italian and Japanese. Approaches that are represented include contrastive analysis, transfer, poststructuralism, connectionism and corpus analysis. The readership is SLA and bilingualism researchers, students and teachers around the world; language teachers will also find much food for thought.

Writing Systems Reading Processes and Cross Linguistic Influences

This book provides readers with a unique array of scholarly reflections on the writing systems of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in relation to reading processes and data-driven interpretations of cross-language transfer.

Author: Hye K. Pae

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027264053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

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This book provides readers with a unique array of scholarly reflections on the writing systems of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in relation to reading processes and data-driven interpretations of cross-language transfer. Distinctively broad in scope, topics addressed in this volume include word reading with respect to orthographic, phonological, morphological, and semantic processing as well as cross-linguistic influences on reading in English as a second language or a foreign language. Given that the three focal scripts have unique orthographic features not found in other languages – Chinese as logography, Japanese with multi-scripts, and Korean as non-Roman alphasyllabary – chapters expound script-universal and script-specific reading processes. As a means of scaling up the body of knowledge traditionally focused on Anglocentric reading research, the scientific accounts articulated in this volume importantly expand the field’s current theoretical frameworks of word processing to theory building with regard to these three languages.

Reading in a Second Language

Early Chinese writing. In P. T. Daniels & W. Bright (Eds.), The world's writing systems (pp. 191¥199). New York: Oxford University Press. Branner, D. P. (2001). Chinese languages: Classical Chinese. In J. Garry & C. R. Galvez Rubino ...

Author: Xi Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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Reading in a Second Language offers a comprehensive survey of the phenomenon and process of reading in a second language, with graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and applied psychology as its primary audience. The book explores reading processes from a number of complementary standpoints, integrating perspectives from fields such as first and second language reading, second language acquisition, linguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. The first half examines major factors in second language reading: types of scripts, the cognitive and neural substrates of reading; metalinguistic awareness, word recognition, language transfer, and lexical knowledge. The second part of the book discusses the social and educational contexts in which reading development occurs, including issues related to pedagogy, the use of technology in the classroom, reading disorders, and policy making. Reading in a Second Language provides students with a full, logically organized overview of the primary factors that shape reading development and processes in a second language.

Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

In a particular language these principles are represented as language-specific mapping details, which identify how the language is mapped onto its particular writing system. Learning to read involves a number of sub-skills, ...

Author: Jane Orton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351206853

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Grounded in analysis of Chinese and international educational concepts and classroom techniques currently used to teach Chinese as a Second Language, and a thorough review of recent research in the field, this volume identifies the learning challenges of the language for native English speakers. Orton and Scrimgeour assess the gap in knowledge and skills between learners’ initial and future proficiency levels as L2 Chinese speakers, map their needs as learners towards achieving a high language proficiency, and set out an informed, integrated teaching orientation and practice for the Chinese classroom that responds to those needs. Chapters in the volume address curriculum design, teaching diverse learners and levels, the learning challenges of Chinese oral and literacy skills, grammar and vocabulary, discourse development, cultural understanding, and the affordances of a visit to China. Filled with original and engaging teaching and learning tools and techniques, this book is an essential and rich content resource for primary and secondary teachers, and teacher candidates and educators in Chinese as a Second Language education.



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The Acquisition of a Second Writing System

Countries have different attitudes to writing and to education at large . There are those in some parts of the world who might consider the written aspect of a second language unimportant , even undesirable in the early stages , and an ...

Author: Rosemary Sassoon

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1871516439

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This book is concerned with writing systems in a multi-cultural context. The field of English as a second language is well researched and documented, but the equally important subject of how to acquire the Latin alphabet as a second writing system, or how to alter from any particular writing system to another, has seldom been considered. An analytical approach to this subject is provided, starting with a system for comparing the rules of writing systems and leading to practical help for teachers and students. Examples of many of the world's writing systems are used to pinpoint areas of possible difficulty, and the subject is expanded to cross-cultural typography and computers. This is a book for language teachers and students around the world, from the primary school to the university level. Also important to anyone interested in handwriting, or cross-cultural issues in the widest sense.

The Continuum Companion to Second Language Acquisition

Second language writing systems . Clevedon: Multilingual Maers, 424–442. Cook, V. J. (2007). The goals of ELT: Reproducing native-speakers or promoting multi-competence among second language users? In J. Cummins and C. Davison (eds.) ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441199225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the relationship between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between L2 input and L2 output. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

The English Writing System

Collot, M. and Belmore, N. (1996) Electronic language: a new variety of English. In S. C. Herring (ed.) ... Cook, V. and Bassetti, B. (eds) (2005) Second Language Writing Systems. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Cook, V.J. and Newson, ...

Author: Vivian J Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444119015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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English is increasingly becoming the world's lingua franca. If we are not native speakers of one of the many varieties of English, then we may be students of English, or use English regularly for academic or business purposes. The English Language series, which is international in focus, aims to synthesize the wealth of existing linguistic research both on and in English. Each volume in the series is designed to present these findings in an accessible, enlightening and entertaining way not only to students of English linguistics but to learners and users of English across the globe. The English Writing System describes how writing is not simply ancillary to other aspects of language but vitally important to almost everything we do, from signing our wills to sending a text message. This book discusses the mechanics of the writing systems of English; the different ways people process words on a page and the mistakes they can make; how children and second language learners acquire these systems; the historical development of the language and the progress of writing technology: in short, the effectiveness of the writing systems of English. Combining an academic perspective from linguistics and psychology with insights into everyday spelling mistakes, The English Writing System will interest students and teachers of linguistics, literature, the English language, psychology and education.

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

Most of the original work in creating writing systems for Aboriginal languages in North America was done by European newcomers and later by Euro-North Americans (Goddard, 1996; Mithun, 1996). However, the size and nature of the role of ...

Author: Katy Arnett

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783090327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.

Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing

... interpret different writing systems. Language and Education 18(2). 124−144. Kibler, Amanda. 2010. Writing through two languages: First language expertise in a language minority classroom. Journal of Second Language Writing 19.

Author: Rosa M. Manchón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614511335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 669

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The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.

Reading in a Second Language

In Z.-H. Han & N. Anderson ( Eds . ) , Second language reading : Research and instruction . ... The new rhetoric of genre : Writing political briefs . ... In V. Cook & B. Bassetti ( Eds . ) , Second language writing systems ( pp .

Author: William Grabe

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125334179

Category: Language and languages

Page: 467

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Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Three major writing systems are used for the world's languages: alphabetic, syllabic, and logographic (logographic refers to visual symbols used to represent words or concepts) (Perfetti and Dunlop 2008). Each system maps the graph (or ...

Author: Kirsten M. Hummel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119554134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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An up-to-date overview of second language acquisition, designed to engage 21st-century learners Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies. This introductory textbook is aimed specifically at students encountering the topic for the first time. Each chapter offers a modern layout with engaging pedagogical features such as self-assessment and discussion questions, project ideas, and further reading and viewing suggestions. The second edition of Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices has been fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field. It introduces a new structure, featuring separate chapters on theoretical perspectives which cover past and present approaches as well as cognitive approaches. New content also includes sections on skill acquisition theory, translanguaging, second language literacy development, and multilingualism. Written in accessible language and with a focus on practical applications, this go-to textbook is a clear and concise introduction to second language acquisition studies, offering lessons drawn from the latest leading research. It is an ideal resource for students in applied linguistics and second language education. This key text offers: Comprehensive coverage of the latest research in second language acquisition studies Improved organizational structure to promote greater student comprehension Engaging introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of second language acquisition, with chapters on first language acquisition and bilingualism and multilingualism Coverage of key topics including acquisition contexts, theoretical perspectives, language teaching methods, and individual differences Pedagogical tools to aid student learning, including “language learning in practice” textboxes, bolded terms defined in the margins, and an end-of-book glossary With a strong focus on the fundamentals, this second edition of Introducing Second Language Acquisition stands as an innovative guide. This book is ideal for today’s undergraduate students, offering a practical focus and appealing format that will aid in learning and provide a solid foundation for further study.

Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students

When learning to express thoughts in a written format in one's native language is evidently complicated and process-oriented, the level of challenge in expressing intellectual thoughts in another writing system other than the native ...

Author: Hancı-Azizoglu, Eda Başak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799865100

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 353

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The aptitude to write well is increasingly becoming a vital element that students need to succeed in college and their future careers. Students must be equipped with competent writing skills as colleges and jobs base the acceptance of students and workers on the quality of their writing. This situation captures the complexity of the fact that writing represents higher intellectual skills and leads to a higher rate of selection. Therefore, it is imperative that best strategies for teaching writing speakers of other languages is imparted to provide insights to teachers who can better prepare their students for future accomplishments. Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students examines the theoretical and practical implications that should be put in place for second language writers and offers critical futuristic and linguistic perspectives on teaching writing to speakers of other languages. Highlighting such topics as EFL, ESL, composition, digital storytelling, and forming identity, this book is ideal for second language teachers and writing instructors, as well as academicians, professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of language and linguistics.

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching

new. writing. system. Chapter 1 points out how both SLA research and language teaching have assumed that writing depends on speech rather than being another mode of language. This has led to the unique skills of written language being ...

Author: Vivian Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444116977

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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The fourth edition of this classic textbook has been revised to reflect recent developments in language teaching and learning yet retains the basic structure and approach so popular with its readers. Teaching and learning content has been updated, particularly taking into account the rise of task-based learning, Conversational Analysis and social models of second language acquisition, changes in national syllabuses and examinations and the increasing controversy over the role of the native speaker target. Each chapter has been revised to stand alone, enabling the text to be taught and studied out of sequence if preferred. A set of focussing questions has also been added to each and further reading sections have been updated. In addition, icons appear throughout the text signalling where extra information - summaries, data, lecture notes, test batteries and more - can be found on the author's accompanying website, Second Language Learning and Language Teaching remains the essential textbook for all student teachers of modern languages and TESOL as well as applied linguistics.

Second Language Writing Instruction in Global Contexts

In Chapter 13, Solange Aranha and Luciana C. de Oliveira explore the political, social and cultural factors impacting local teacher education programs that focus on the teaching and learning of foreign languages in Brazil.

Author: Lisya Seloni

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788925884

Category: Reference


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This book revisits second language (L2) writing teacher education by exploring the complex layers of L2 writing instruction in non-English dominant contexts (i.e. English as a foreign language contexts). It pushes the boundaries of teacher education by specifically examining the development of teacher literacy in writing in under-represented L2 writing contexts, and re-envisions L2 writing teacher education that is contextually and culturally situated, moving away from the uncritical embracement of Western-based writing pedagogies. It explores and expands on writing teacher education – how language teachers come to understand their own writing practices and instruction, and what their related experiences are in non-English dominant contexts across the globe.

The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism

The English Writing System. London: Arnold. Cook, Vivian J. and Bassetti, Benedetta (2005a). Introduction to researching second language writing systems. In Vivian J. Cook and Benedetta Bassetti (eds.), Second Language Writing Systems.

Author: Tej K. Bhatia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118941270

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 964

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**Honored as a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Comprising state-of-the-art research, this substantially expanded and revised Handbook discusses the latest global and interdisciplinary issues across bilingualism and multilingualism. Includes the addition of ten new authors to the contributor team, and coverage of seven new topics ranging from global media to heritage language learning Provides extensively revised coverage of bilingual and multilingual communities, polyglot aphasia, creolization, indigenization, linguistic ecology and endangered languages, multilingualism, and forensic linguistics Brings together a global team of internationally-renowned researchers from different disciplines Covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling Assesses the latest issues in worldwide linguistics, including the phenomena and the conceptualization of 'hyperglobalization', and emphasizes geographical centers of global conflict and commerce

The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics Volume 2 Japanese

therefore, thatfirst-language metalinguisticsophisticationisa reliable predictor of the rate at which corresponding second-language metalinguistic awareness matures. Because distance between first- and second-language writing systems ...

Author: Mineharu Nakayama

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139455978

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 638

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A large body of knowledge has accumulated in recent years on the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms underlying language. Much of this knowledge has come from studies of Indo-European languages, in particular English. Japanese, a language of growing interest to linguists, differs significantly from most Indo-European languages in its grammar, its lexicon, and its written and spoken forms - features which have profound implications for the learning, representation and processing of language. This handbook, the second in a three-volume series on East Asian psycholinguistics, presents a state-of-the-art discussion of the psycholinguistic study of Japanese. With contributions by over fifty leading scholars, it covers topics in first and second language acquisition, language processing and reading, language disorders in children and adults, and the relationships between language, brain, culture, and cognition. It will be invaluable to all scholars and students interested in the Japanese language, as well as cognitive psychologists, linguists, and neuroscientists.

The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition

Writing across languages: Analysis of L2 text. Reading, MA: Addison‐Wesley Educational. Cook, V., & Bassetti, B. (Eds.). (2005). Second language writing systems. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. Cooper, M. M. (1986).

Author: Paul A. Malovrh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119261612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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A comprehensive, current review of the research and approaches to advanced proficiency in second language acquisition The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition offers an overview of the most recent and scientific-based research concerning higher proficiency in second language acquisition (SLA). With contributions from an international team of experts in the field, the Handbook presents several theoretical approaches to SLA and offers an examination of advanced proficiency from the viewpoint of various contexts and dimensions of second language performance. The authors also review linguistic phenomena among advanced learners through the lens of phonology and grammar development. Comprehensive in scope, this book provides an overview of advanced proficiency grounded in socially-relevant domains of second language acquisition including discourse, reading, genre-based writing, and pragmatic competence. The authoritative volume brings together the theoretical accounts of advanced language use combined with solid empirical research. Includes contributions from an international collection of noted scholars in the field of second language acquisition Offers a variety of theoretical approaches to SLA Contains information on the most recent empirical research that contributes to an understanding of SLA Describes performance phenomena according to multiple approaches to SLA Written for scholars, students and linguists, The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition is a comprehensive text that offers the most recent developments in the study of advanced proficiency in the acquisition of a second language.

Memory Psychology and Second Language Learning

This would suggest the initial use of common language processing mechanisms across all languages , but with differences emerging later . The dependence on the time selected for imaging could well be ... Second Language Writing Systems .

Author: Mick Randall

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902721977X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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This book explores the contributions that cognitive linguistics and psychology, including neuropsychology, have made to the understanding of the way that second languages are processed and learnt. It examines areas of phonology, word recognition and semantics, examining 'bottom-up' decoding processes as compared with 'top-down' processes as they affect memory. It also discusses second language learning from the acquisition/learning and nativist/connectionist perspectives. These ideas are then related to the methods that are used to teach second languages, primarily English, in formal classroom situations. This examination involves both 'mainstream' communicative approaches, and more traditional methods widely used to teach EFL throughout the world. The book is intended to act both as a textbook for students who are studying second language teaching and as an exploration of issues for the interested teacher who would like to further extend their understanding of the cognitive processes underlying their teaching.Mick Randall is currently Senior Lecturer in TESOL and Head of the Institute of Education at the British University in Dubai. He has taught courses in second language learning and teaching, applied linguistics and psychology in a number of different contexts. He has a special interest in the cognitive processing of language and in the psycholinguistics of word recognition, spelling and reading.