Consciousness and the Acquisition of Language

The tools, concepts, and vocabulary of phenomenology are used in this book to explore language in a multitude of contexts.

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810105977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The tools, concepts, and vocabulary of phenomenology are used in this book to explore language in a multitude of contexts.
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Awareness in Action

The papers included in the volume look at how language awareness affects the outcomes of foreign and second language acquisition in advanced learners.

Author: Andrzej Łyda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319004617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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The papers included in the volume look at how language awareness affects the outcomes of foreign and second language acquisition in advanced learners. The book focuses on questions such as how much linguistic knowledge is open to the learner’s conscious experience, what should and should not be considered the knowledge of language, how language awareness can be enhanced in the classroom, and, most crucially, what effects language awareness has on attained proficiency. Some papers in the volume also address methodological challenges of researching language awareness, such as the difficulty of defining and measuring awareness with sufficient precision.
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Awareness in Action

The papers included in the volume look at how language awareness affects the outcomes of foreign and second language acquisition in advanced learners.

Author: Andrzej Lyda

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ISBN: 331900462X

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Consciousness and Second Language Learning

This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning.

Author: John Truscott

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning. It offers extensive background information on theories of consciousness and provides a detailed consideration of both the nature of consciousness and the cognitive context in which it appears. It presents the established Modular Online Growth and Use of Language (MOGUL) framework and explains the place of consciousness within this framework to enable a cognitively conceptualised understanding of consciousness in second language learning. It then applies this framework to fundamental concerns of second language acquisition, those of perception and memory, looking at how second language representations come to exist in the mind and what happens to these representations once they have been established (memory consolidation and restructuring).
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Consciousness Rules and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

In this major experimental study Peter Robinson casts new light on issues of central concern to second language acquisition theory and pedagogy.

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019237846

Category: Education

Page: 291

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In this major experimental study Peter Robinson casts new light on issues of central concern to second language acquisition theory and pedagogy. His Fundamental Similarity Hypothesis relates such current issues in SLA theory as the nature of implicit-explicit learning, the role of 'noticing', and focus-on-form versus meaning-only-processing, to recent work in mainstream cognitive psychology, suggesting a reinterpretation of the familiar acquisition/learning distinction.
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Attention and Awareness in Foreign Language Learning

Presents research into the learning of Spanish, Japanese, Finnish, Hawaiian, and English as a second language, with additional comments and examples from French, German, and miniature artificial languages.

Author: Richard W. Schmidt

Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr

ISBN: 9780824817947

Category: Education

Page: 390

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Presents research into the learning of Spanish, Japanese, Finnish, Hawaiian, and English as a second language, with additional comments and examples from French, German, and miniature artificial languages.
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Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals English as a Third Language

This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language learning.

Author: Ulrike Jessner

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748626540

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language learning. In view of the widespread acquisition of English by those who are already bilingual or are also acquiring a regional lingua franca this study will contribute to the current discussion of multilingualism with English in Europe and beyond, as well as the understanding of multilingual speech processing. The author supports a dynamic view of multilingualism by stressing the cognitive advantages that the contact with more languages can offer and uses this approach as the basis for future language teaching and learning. Chapters cover topics such as performing in a third language, metalinguistic awareness in multilinguals and in multilingual education, and English as a third language in Europe.
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Child Psychology and Pedagogy

Maurice Merleau-Ponty is one of the few major phenomenologists to engage extensively with empirical research in the sciences, and the only one to examine child psychology with rigor and in such depth.

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810126145

Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty is one of the few major phenomenologists to engage extensively with empirical research in the sciences, and the only one to examine child psychology with rigor and in such depth. His writings have recently become increasingly influential, as the findings of psychology and cognitive science inform and are informed by phenomenological inquiry. Merleau-Ponty’ s Sorbonne lectures of 1949 to 1952 are a broad investigation into child psychology, psychoanalysis, pedagogy, phenomenology, sociology, and anthropology. They argue that the subject of child psychology is critical for any philosophical attempt to understand individual and intersubjective existence. Talia Welsh’ s new translation provides Merleau-Ponty’ s complete lectures on the seminal engagement of phenomenology and psychology.
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Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition

This book is an excellent resource for those researching or taking courses in second language acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, and language teaching.

Author: Karen Roehr-Brackin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317338802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present an in-depth overview of metalinguistic awareness as it relates to SLA. In this volume, Roehr-Brackin discusses metalinguistic awareness in the context of both child and adult language learning, and outlines the various methods that can be used to measure metalinguistic awareness. The author presents different approaches to metalinguistic awareness, including a cognitive-developmental perspective that explains how the concept relates to literacy, and an applied linguistics perspective that understands metalinguistic awareness as explicit or conscious knowledge about language. Roehr-Brackin explores the role of metalinguistic awareness in language education aimed at young learners, as well as in instructed adult SLA. This book is an excellent resource for those researching or taking courses in second language acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, and language teaching.
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Introducing Language and Cognition

This book offers something unique - a perspective of mind and language where diverse topics are carefully integrated within one framework.

Author: Mike Sharwood Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107152892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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In this accessible introduction, Mike Sharwood Smith provides a working model or 'map' of the mind, with language as its centrepiece. Drawing on cutting-edge research across linguistics, psychology and neuroscience, it allows students to quickly grasp how each separate aspect of the mind's operations can be related. This 'big picture' view includes the way the mind makes, stores and loses memories of all kinds as well how its various 'expert systems' combine and collaborate to solve, typically beyond our conscious awareness, the myriad of tasks we are faced with every minute and millisecond of our existence. The book also focuses on language, that is, the mind of monolingual, bilingual and multilingual speakers. It will be of interest to all students wishing to learn more about the complex relationship between language - one of the most important ways in which we define ourselves as human - and the mind.
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Language Consciousness Culture

This approach to the acquisition of language has given rise to a flourishing tradition of developmental research (references far too numerous to mention) ...

Author: Ray S. Jackendoff

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262303644

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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An integrative approach to human cognition that encompasses the domains of language, consciousness, action, social cognition, and theory of mind that will foster cross-disciplinary conversation among linguists, philosophers, psycholinguists, neuroscientists, cognitive anthropologists, and evolutionary psychologists. Ray Jackendoff's Language, Consciousness, Culture represents a breakthrough in developing an integrated theory of human cognition. It will be of interest to a broad spectrum of cognitive scientists, including linguists, philosophers, psycholinguists, neuroscientists, cognitive anthropologists, and evolutionary psychologists. Jackendoff argues that linguistics has become isolated from the other cognitive sciences at least partly because of the syntax-based architecture assumed by mainstream generative grammar. He proposes an alternative parallel architecture for the language faculty that permits a greater internal integration of the components of language and connects far more naturally to such larger issues in cognitive neuroscience as language processing, the connection of language to vision, and the evolution of language. Extending this approach beyond the language capacity, Jackendoff proposes sharper criteria for a satisfactory theory of consciousness, examines the structure of complex everyday actions, and investigates the concepts involved in an individual's grasp of society and culture. Each of these domains is used to reflect back on the question of what is unique about human language and what follows from more general properties of the mind. Language, Consciousness, Culture extends Jackendoff's pioneering theory of conceptual semantics to two of the most important domains of human thought: social cognition and theory of mind. Jackendoff's formal framework allows him to draw new connections among a large variety of literatures and to uncover new distinctions and generalizations not previously recognized. The breadth of the approach will foster cross-disciplinary conversation; the vision is to develop a richer understanding of human nature.
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The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences

The nature of the controversy of the relationship between language acquisition and the formation of self-consciousness in ontogenesis It seems that one of ...

Author: Sheila Embleton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027298430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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Although it is widely thought that structural linguistics began abruptly with the publication of Saussure's 'revolutionary' Course in General Linguistics, the work of E. F. K. Koerner has demonstrated that Saussure, for all his originality, remained true to the basic tenets of his 19th-century predecessors. In this volume, the development of modern linguistics before, during and after Saussure is traced in 20 studies honouring the scholar who has done more than anyone else to professionalize linguistic historiography during the last quarter century. Among the wide range of topics covered are: grammar and philosophy in the age of comparativism, the relation of Saussure's anagram studies to his theory of the linguistic sign, nationalist overtones in German linguistics from 1914 to 1945, and the true story (with newly discovered documentation) of why Chomsky's Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory didn't get published during the 1950s or 60s. In addition to an introductory overview of Koerner's career and a complete listing of his publications, the volume includes previously unpublished materials from Saussure's notebooks.
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The Paradox of Self consciousness

The postulation of an innate universal grammar is not in itself a theory of language acquisition . Although motivated by the thought that without such an ...

Author: José Luis Bermúdez

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262522772

Category: Psychology

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In this book, Jos� Luis Berm�dez addesses two fundamental problems in the philosophy and psychology of self-consciousness: (1) Can we provide a noncircular account of fully fledged self-conscious thought and language in terms of more fundamental capacities? (2) Can we explain how fully fledged self-conscious thought and language can arise in the normal course of human development? Berm�dez argues that a paradox (the paradox of self-consciousness) arises from the apparent strict interdependence between self-conscious thought and linguistic self-reference. The paradox renders circular all theories that define self-consciousness in terms of linguistic mastery of the first-person pronoun. It seems to follow from the paradox of self-consciousness that no such account or explanation can be given. Drawing on recent work in empirical psychology and philosophy, the author argues that any explanation of fully fledged self-consciousness that answers these two questions requires attention to primitive forms of self-consciousness that are prelinguistic and preconceptual. Such primitive forms of self-consciousness are to be found in somatic proprioception, the structure of exteroceptive perception, and prelinguistic forms of social interaction. The author uses these primitive forms of self-consciousness to dissolve the paradox of self-consciousness and to show how the two questions can be given an affirmative answer.
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Cognition Language and Consciousness

Most discussions of language acquisition fail to stress this crucial connection between language and thought and between certain kinds of language input and ...

Author: Gary Greenberg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0898597226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Speaking and Instructed Foreign Language Acquisition

This is the rationale behind this book, which considers speaking from leading theoretical perspectives, investigates individual variables which affect its development, and reports the results of studies focusing on different aspects of its ...

Author: Prof. Mirosław Pawlak

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Developing the ability to speak in a foreign language is an arduous task. This is because it involves the mastery of different language subsystems, simultaneous focus on comprehension and production, and the impact of a range of social factors. This challenge is further compounded in situations in which learners have limited access to the target language. Thus, there is a need to explore issues related to teaching, learning and testing speaking with a view to translating the guidelines based on theoretical positions and research findings into feasible and context-specific pedagogical recommendations. This is the rationale behind this book, which considers speaking from leading theoretical perspectives, investigates individual variables which affect its development, and reports the results of studies focusing on different aspects of its instructed acquisition.
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Language Structure Discourse and the Access to Consciousness

Perhaps we can find further clues in first language acquisition? 3.5.1. ... Perhaps even more appropriate would be GRAMMAR, MEANING AND CONSCIOUSNESS 307.

Author: Maxim I. Stamenov

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027284877

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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The focus of this collective volume is on the mutual determination of language structure, discourse patterns and the accessibility to consciousness of mental contents of different types of organization and complexity. The contributions address the following problems, among others: the history of the interpretation of ‘conscious’ and ‘unconscious’ mind in the theoretical discourse of modern linguistics; the determination of the structure of consciousness by the grammatical structure; the levels of access of grammatical and lexical information to consciousness; the development of cognitive complexity and control in ontogeny; pathologies of consciousness access in discourse comprehension and production; the cognitive contextual prerequisites for the representation of meaning in consciousness; the relationships between language structure and qualia in the phenomenology of experience; the dialogical structure of intentionality and meaning representation, etc. (Series B)
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