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Second Languages: Teaching, Learning and Assessment
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Editors: Ryan L. Jikal and Samantha A. Raner
Book Description:
This book addresses the issue concerning the acquisition of native-like English vowels by non-native speakers. To answer the question, how can we objectively capture similarities and differences in vowels produced by native and non-native speakers, new indices are presented to measure speakers' vowel qualities. In order to strengthen the link between inter-language pragmatics and second language acquisition, the role of instruction was examined in inter-language pragmatics development.
The possible differences in approaches to language and literacy in teaching very young children are examined, particularly in Chinese children learning English as a foreign language. This book suggests ways to teach young Chinese EFL children, beginning first with a focus on oral language skills and only later moving onto literacy skills that build on the oral language base.

Word learning inevitably brings about a neurophysiological change or neural plasticity in the brain, since it is tantamount to an alteration of memory function. This book examines the results of a longitudinal fMRI study, carried out by Chinese learners of Japanese. As speculated, a change in brain activation patterns in the region of the left inferior cortex was associated with the learning of active verbs, but not with that of nouns and passive verbs.
Cultural and linguistic elements of the community are critically important for viewing communication within bilingual populations. This book provides operational definitions of cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD) and the distinction between communication differences compared to communication disorders. The role of speech-language pathologists in the assessment and clinical management of individuals from bilingual populations is addressed as well.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Toward the Acquisition of Native-like English Vowels: New Indices of Non-native Speakers' Vowel Qualities; pp. 1-12
(Jun Yamada, Hiroshima Univ., Japan)

Chapter 2. Does Instruction Make a Difference? Examining Chinese EFL Learners’ Acquisition of Apologies; pp. 13-25
(Yuh-Fang Chang)

Chapter 3. Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Chinese Children; pp. 27-39
(Yanling Zhou, Catherine McBride-Chang, Dept. of Psychology, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong)

Chapter 4. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Language Disorders; pp. 41-60
(Lemmietta G. McNeilly, American Speech Language Hearing Association, Rockville, MD, USA)

Chapter 5. Psycholinguistic Challenges in Processing Arabic Language; pp. 61-82
(Raphiq Ibrahim, Learning Disabilities Department, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 6. *An Overview of Hungarian Secondary School Student's Foreign Language Motivation; pp. 83-107
(Kata Csizer, Judit Kormos, Eotvos Univ., Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 7. *Foreign Language Learning: The Role of Phonological Memory; pp. 109-127
(Marcella Ferrari & Paola Palladino et al., University of Pavia,)

Chapter 8. *Foreign Language and International Studies: Federal Aid Under Title VI of the Higher Education Act; pp. 129-146
(Jeffrey J. Kuenzi and Wayne C. Riddle)

Short Communication

Learning Effect of L2 Words in Non-Fluent Second Language Learners: An FMRI Study; pp. 147-156
(Satoru Yokoyama, Dept. of Functional Brain Imaging, IDAC, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan, Tadao Miyamoto, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan, Jungho Kim, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan, Shin-ya Uchida, Dept. of Animal Models for Human Diseases, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan, Kei Yoshimoto, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan, Ryuta Kawashima, Dept. of Functional Brain Imaging, IDAC, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan)

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   Series:
      Languages and Linguistics
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 169 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-661-1
   Status: AV
  
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