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Language acquisition and language learning: the linguistic background of language development. Marina Tzakosta LaDiva coordinator University of Crete Dept. of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education. What is language?. A system of communication. What is a system (of communication)?.

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Language acquisition and language learning the linguistic background of language development

Language acquisition and language learning: the linguistic background of language development

Marina Tzakosta

LaDivacoordinator

University of Crete

Dept. of Preschool Education,

Faculty of Education


What is language
What is language? background of language development

  • A system of communication


What is a system of communication
What is a system (of communication)? background of language development

  • A network of ‘things’ governed by rules and principles

Human languages

Animal languages

productivity

systematicity


Language levels grammatical levels
Language levels – grammatical levels background of language development

  • Pragmatics (meaning & implicatures)

  • Semantics (words, sentences, texts)

  • Syntax (sentences, phrases)

  • Morphology (inflection, derivation, compounding – language typology)

  • phonology (segments, syllables, stress, intonation, focus)


How is language developed
How is language developed? background of language development

  • Network of factors determining language development/ acquisition/ learning

Environment

nature

imitation

predisposition

Behaviors models

of development

Generative models of development


Crucial terminology
Crucial terminology background of language development

  • Language development

  • Acquisition

  • learning


Crucial terminology the critical period hypothesis
Crucial terminology: the critical period hypothesis background of language development

  • Age plays a crucial role in development/ maturation

  • ≥ 7 years of age (Lenneberg 1967)


Crucial terminology1
Crucial terminology background of language development


Crucial terminology2
Crucial terminology background of language development


Factors influencing second language learning
Factors influencing second language learning background of language development

  • Language-internal

  • language typology, relation to the mother tongue

  • Perception/ comprehension

  • Proficiency level

  • Order in language learning


Factors influencing second language learning1
Factors influencing second language learning background of language development

  • Language - external

  • Motives

  • Social context/ civilization

  • Teaching methods

  • Perception/ comprehension


Crucial terminology3
Crucial terminology background of language development

Second language vs. foreign language

Learning in natural environments

Learning in artificial environments


Second foreign languages
Second/ foreign languages background of language development

  • Preschool education

  • Primary school education

    Age

    Teaching/ learning techniques


Ladiva objectives
LaDiVa: objectives background of language development

  • To investigate how language develops in the speech of preschool and early primary school pupils in multilingual and multicultural environments, these environments being the countries of the participating institutions and

  • To design, produce and apply original teaching material in true class settings


Ladiva objectives1
LaDiVa: objectives background of language development

  • Given that students come from different countries (Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Turkey with different backgrounds in

  • educational systems,

  • language learning and

  • language teaching

    additional objectives


Ladiva objectives great expectations
LaDiVa: objectives & great expectations background of language development

  • the participating institutions will keep on exchanging ideas on teaching methods and new projects


Ladiva objectives great expectations1
LaDiVa: objectives & great expectations background of language development

  • develop a strong multidisciplinary approach given the multidisciplinary orientation of the participating institutions

  • add to our knowledge of how different linguistic systems are learned under various social and cultural conditions by populations differing in their level of education and their age

  • A long-term outcome of the project is students’ training on how language can be taught in entrepreneurial intensive environments


What we expect you to do
What we expect you to do background of language development

  • Interact, interact, interact!

  • Work together & learn form each other

  • Look for special features of your languages

  • Look for special features of your culture

  • Look for special features of the languages and cultures of your co-workers and compare

  • Exploit your environment

  • Produce teaching material


What we hope you get
What we hope you get background of language development

  • Provide you with all the necessary equipment (cultural, scientific etc.)

  • Facilitate your work by any (rational) means required


Let’s start! background of language development


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