Language acquisition
Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate. Language acquisition is ...
Bilinguals Of Two Spoken Languages Have More Gray Matter Than Monolinguals
In past decades, much has changed about the understanding of bilingualism. Early on, bilingualism was thought to be a disadvantage because the presence of two vocabularies would lead to delayed langua...
Learning to read
Learning to read is the process of acquiring the skills necessary for reading; that is, the ability to acquire meaning from print. Learning to read is paradoxical in some ways. For an adult who is a...
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Bilinguals Of Two Spoken Languages Have More Gray Matter Than Monolinguals
In past decades, much has changed about the understanding of bilingualism. Early on, bilingualism was thought to be a disadvantage because the presence of two vocabularies would lead to delayed langua...
Input Hypothesis
The input hypothesis, also known as the monitor model, is a group of five hypotheses of second-language acquisition developed by the linguist Stephen Krashen in the 1970s and 1980s. Krashen originally...
International Association for the Study of Child Language
The International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) is an academic society for first language acquisition researchers. It was founded in 1970 by a group of prominent language acquisi...
Vulgarism
In the study of language and literary style, a vulgarism is an expression or usage considered non-standard or characteristic of uneducated speech or writing. In colloquial or lexical English, "vulgari...
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Threshold hypothesis
The threshold hypothesis is a hypothesis concerning second language acquisition set forth in a study by Cummins (2000) that stated that a minimum threshold in language proficiency must be passed befor...
Threshold hypothesis - Wikipedia
Language learning strategies
Language learning strategies is a term referring to the processes and actions that are consciously deployed by language learners to help them to learn or use a language more effectively. They have als...
Word lists by frequency
Word lists by frequency are lists of a language's words grouped by frequency of occurrence within some given text corpus, either by levels or as a ranked list, serving the purpose of vocabulary acquis...
Folk etymology
Folk etymology, pseudo-etymology, or reanalysis is change in a word or phrase over time resulting from the replacement of an unfamiliar form by a more familiar one. Unanalyzable borrowings from forei...
Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Study
The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University (Chinese: 清华IUP中文中心) is a prestigious Mandarin Chinese study center in Beijing associated with University of Califo...
Portuñol
Portuñol or Portunhol ( pronunciation) is the name often given to any unsystematic mixture of Portuguese with Spanish.The word portunhol is a portmanteau of the words Portugués/Português ("Portug...
Portuñol - Wikipedia
Passive speakers (language)
A passive speaker (also referred to as a receptive bilingual or passive bilingual) is someone who has had enough exposure to a language in childhood to have a native-like comprehension of it, but has ...
Semi-speaker
In linguistics, a semi-speaker is a speaker of an endangered language who has a partial linguistic competence in the language. Generally semi-speakers do not regularly use the endangered language in...
Telegraphic speech
Telegraphic speech, according to linguistics and psychology, is speech during the two-word stage of language acquisition in children, which is laconic and efficient.The name derives from the fact that...
Basis of articulation
In phonetics the basis of articulation is the default position or standard settings of a speaker's organs of articulation when ready to speak.Different languages each have their own basis of articulat...
Monolingual learner's dictionary
A Monolingual learner's dictionary (or MLD) is a type of dictionary designed to meet the reference needs of people learning a foreign language. MLDs are based on the premise that language-learners sho...
Code-mixing
Code-mixing refers to the mixing of two or more languages or language varieties in speech.Some scholars use the terms "code-mixing" and "code-switching" interchangeably, especially in studies of synta...
Fis phenomenon
Fis phenomenon is a phenomenon of child language acquisition that demonstrates that perception of phonemes occurs earlier than the ability of the child to produce those phonemes. It is also illustrat...
Processability theory
Processability theory is a theory and a model of second language acquisition developed by Manfred Pienemann that touches the linguistic structures that surface in the learning of a second language. Th...
Skill-based theories of second-language acquisition
Skill-based theories of second-language acquisition are theories of second-language acquisition based on models of skill acquisition in cognitive psychology. These theories conceive of second-language...
Analogical change
In language, an analogical change is the process of inventing a new element in conformity with some part of the language system that you already know. For instance, child learns pairs like dog/dogs, c...
Accent reduction
Accent reduction, also known as elocution, accent modification or accent neutralization, is a systematic approach used to learn or adopt a new accent. It is the process of learning the sound system (o...
Distributional semantics
Distributional semantics is a research area that develops and studies theories and methods for quantifying and categorizing semantic similarities between linguistic items based on their distributional...
Code-switching
In linguistics, code-switching occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation. Multilinguals—speakers of more than one l...