EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNING – Complexity and Mixed Methods

Edited by Janet Enever (Umeå University) and Eva Lindgren (Umeå University)
• Formato: 23.4 x 15.6cm
• Número de páginas: 336
• ISBN: 978-85-64311-51-0

Este livro investiga a aprendizagem de línguas em alunos jovens em contextos instruídos e o potencial que métodos mistos permitem uma compreensão abrangente do processo de aprendizagem precoce de línguas. Os capítulos apresentam estudos recentes conduzidos em vários países e contextos que examinam a complexidade da aprendizagem precoce de línguas.

Assunto: aprendizagem de linguagem: habilidades específicas, ensino e aprendizagem de línguas (além de Inglês como segunda língua), ensino fundamental, métodos de pesquisa: geral 

Tema: aprendizagem de línguas: habilidades específicas, métodos de pesquisa: geral, ensino e aprendizagem de línguas, ensino fundamental

This book investigates language learning by young learners in instructed contexts and the potential for mixed methods to allow for a comprehensive understanding of early language learning. Chapters presente recent studies undertaken in numerous countries and contexts and examine the complexity of early language learning.




Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • List of Contributors
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • 1. Eva Lindgren and Janet Enever: Introduction: Mixed Methods In Early Language Learning Research – Examining Complexity
  • 2. Agatha J. Van Ginkel: Early Language Learning in Complex Linguistic Settings, Insights from Africa
  • 3. Patricia Driscoll: The Complexity of Cultural Learning within Early Language Learning: A Model of Good Practice
  • 4. Victoria Murphy: Literacy Development in Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) SECTION 2. EMPIRICAL STUDIES USING MIXED METHODS
  • 5. Alison Porter: Verbal Working Memory and Foreign Language Learning In English Primary Schools: Implications for Teaching and Learning
  • 6. Jiang Changsheng, Zhang Jie, Liang Xiaohua, Yuan Yuan and Qun Xie: Piecing Together the Jigsaw: Understanding Motivations of English Learners in Chinese Primary School through a Questionnaire and Elicited Metaphor Analysis
  • 7. Judith Buendgens-Kosten, Ilonca Hardy and Daniela Elsner: Code-Switching Your Way to Language Learning? Receptive Code-Switching With Digital Storybooks in Early Language Learning
  • 8. Heather Hilton: Individual Differences and English L2 Learning in Two Primary Classrooms in France
  • 9. Karmen Pižorn: Content and Language Integrated Learning: A Panacea for Young English Language Learners?
  • 10. Yuko Goto Butler: The Dynamics of Motivation Development among Young Learners of English in China
  • 11. Lucilla Lopriore: Young Italian Learners’ Foreign Language Development: A Longitudinal Perspective
  • 12. Eva Lindgren and Janet Enever: Employing Mixed Methods for the Construction of Thick Descriptions of Early Language Learning
  • 13. Jelena Mihaljevi? Djigunovi?: Developmental Aspects of Early EFL Learning
  • 14. María Del Pilar García Mayo and Ainara Imaz: Child EFL Interaction: Age, Instructional Setting and Development
  • 15. Peter Sayer, Ruth Ban and Magdalena López De Anda: Evaluating the Educational Outcomes of na Early Foreign Language Program: The Design of an Impact Study for the Primary English Program in Mexico
  • 16. Raphaela Porsch and Eva Wilden: The Development of a Curriculum-Based C-Test for Young EFL Learners
  • 17. Janet Enever and Eva Lindgren Mixed Methods in Early Language Learning Research

Author information

Janet Enever is Professor of Language Teaching and Learning at Umeå University, Sweden and Visiting Professor at University of Reading, UK. Her research interests include early language learning, language policy, globalisation and language learning, and pre-school language learning.
Eva Lindgren is Associate Professor of Language Teaching and Learning at Umeå University, Sweden. Her research interests include early language learning, literacy, minority/indigenous education and multilingualism.

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