Is there a sensitive period in second language learning?

Explanatory approaches and how pedagogical concepts of bilingual kindergartens refer to the notion of a sensitive period


Term Paper, 2011

30 Pages, Grade: 1,0


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Table of contents

List of abbreviations

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1 Introduction

2 The origins of the notion of a sensitive period in second language acquisition

3 Selected studies on the Critical and Sensitive Period Hypothesis In second language acquisition
3.1 Delimitation of terms
3.1.1 Critical versus sensitive period
3.1.2 Initial learning rate versus ultimate attainment
3.2 The sensitive period in natural settings
3.2.1 Empirical results
3.2.2 Explanatory approaches
3.3 The sensitive period in instructional settings

4 The notion of a sensitive period in pedagogical concepts of bilingual kindergartens
4.1 Method
4.2 Results of the Analysis

5 Conclusion

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Title
Is there a sensitive period in second language learning?
Subtitle
Explanatory approaches and how pedagogical concepts of bilingual kindergartens refer to the notion of a sensitive period
College
University of Erfurt  (Philosophische Fakultät - Fachbereich Anglistik)
Course
Second Language Acquisition
Grade
1,0
Author
Year
2011
Pages
30
Catalog Number
V177551
ISBN (eBook)
9783640992416
ISBN (Book)
9783640992447
File size
520 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Linguistik, linguistics, Sprachwissenschaft, Zweitspracherwerb, Second Language Acquisition, Spracherwerb, Language acquisition, Alter, age, age effect, sensitive period
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Annegret Gelbrecht (Author), 2011, Is there a sensitive period in second language learning?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/177551

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