Language Competence Across Populations

Language Competence Across Populations

This unique, edited book bridges studies in language disorders and linguistic theory with timely contributions from leading scholars in language development.

Author: Yonata Levy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135642549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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This unique, edited book bridges studies in language disorders and linguistic theory with timely contributions from leading scholars in language development. It presents an attempt to define Specific Language Impairment, relating it to children of normal and disordered language capabilities. The chapter presentations examine language development across a variety of populations of children, from those with Specific Language Impairment to second language learners. The contributors discuss criteria for the definition of SLI, compare and contrast SLI with profiles of children with other disorders and dialects, and offer a comprehensive look at the Whole Human Language, which ties together spoken and signed languages. Methodological concerns that affect the credibility and generalizability of the findings are discussed and controversies between opposing linguistic approaches to language acquisition are presented. The conceptual thread that gradually reveals itself as the chapters unfold is a theoretical issue of central importance to cognitive theory, as well as to our understanding of the biological correlates of language--it concerns the variability that linguistic competence can manifest in children under different biological conditions and life circumstances. Language Competence Across Populations: Toward a Definition of Specific Language Impairment is an essential volume for advanced students and scholars in linguistics and psychology who have an interest in language acquisition and language disorders, as well as for the clinical professionals dealing with children with language impairments.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Foreign Language Competence in the Foreign Service

Foreign Language Competence in the Foreign Service

will be at a disadvantage in competing officers , we are facing what is essen- language competence and that a larger for promotions with their peers . tially a resources question . FSI has a universe of positions should carry a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024734129

Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American

Page: 3

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Categories: Diplomatic and consular service, American

Foreign Language Competence for the Future Act of 1989

Foreign Language Competence for the Future Act of 1989

Incoming exchanges suffer from a similar lack of representativeness . result , privately funded citizen exchange is unable to address our national need for greater language competence in Chinese , Japanese , Russian or Arabic , or for ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000016109353

Category: Education, Elementary

Page: 182

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Categories: Education, Elementary

Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing

Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing

Psychophysiological mechanisms Thus far I have discussed those competencies that I believe are part of communicative language ability . In order to fully characterize language use , however , it is also necessary to consider the ...

Author: Lyle F. Bachman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194370038

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

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Offers a discussion of the basic concerns which underlie the development and use of language tests. Presenting a synthesis of research on testing, this book is useful for students on teacher education courses. It is also helpful for those professionally involved in designing and administering tests, acting as a complement to 'how to' books.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

A Modular Approach to Testing English Language Skills

A Modular Approach to Testing English Language Skills

This model supports the linguistic (grammatical and textual) and the sociolinguistic (part of the “pragmatic”) components of communicative (or “language”) competence. It is clear from the hyponyms ...

Author: Roger Hawkey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521013321

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 564

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Documents the development of the Cambridge ESOL Certificates in English Language Skills (CELS), a suite of modular examinations first offered in 2002. As a context for how CELS was conceived, developed, constructed, validated and managed, the book traces the history of exams which have influenced CELS. The Royal Society of Arts (RSA), later UCLES (University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate) Communicative Use of English as a Foreign Language examinations (CUEFL) was one such influence, as were the Certificates in Communication Skills in English (CCSE), these exams being a development of the CUEFL. The University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations (UODLE) examinations, taken over by UCLES in 1995, were a further influence on CELS. UODLE itself had worked in partnership with the Association of Recognised Language Schools (ARELS) Examinations Trust, the Oxford EFL reading and writing exams for many years offered in tandem with the ARELS Oral English exams.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Communicative Competence Approaches to Language Proficiency Assessment

Communicative Competence Approaches to Language Proficiency Assessment

communicative competence . It should also be noted that English and Spanish linguistic competence are totally unrelated ( 0.15 ) while the English and Spanish ACC are related to each other ( 0.51 *** ) . In other words , communicative ...

Author: Charlene Rivera

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 090502821X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Beyond the Ivory Tower

Beyond the Ivory Tower

How does the translator manage to move from one stage to another , and what factors contribute to the development of translational competence ? In first and second language acquisition , full communicative competence is embodied in the ...

Author: Brian James Baer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027231885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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This volume is divided into three sections. The first explores the pedagogical interventions that are focused on the performance of translation. The second part discusses approaches to translator training. The third part examines some of the pedagogical opportunities and challenges.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Competency based Language Teaching in Higher Education

Competency based Language Teaching in Higher Education

compensate for gaps in the other language competence areas. These are often referred to as “language learning strategies”, although this competence goes beyond formal strategies in the classroom. The CEFR (2001) accentuates three ...

Author: María Luisa Pérez Cañado

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400753860

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Spanning the divide between the theory and praxis of competency-based teaching in tertiary language education, this volume contains invaluable practical guidance for the post-secondary sector on how to approach, teach, and assess competencies in Bologna-adapted systems of study. It presents the latest results of prominent European research projects, programs of pedagogical innovation, and thematically linked academic networks. Responding to a profound need for a volume addressing the practical aspects of the newly designed language degrees now being rolled out across Europe, this essential contribution pools the insights of a prestigious set of scholars, practitioners, and policy makers from diverse parts of Europe and the US. It will inform crucial decisions about instituting and evaluating competencies in a new generation of language studies programmes. ​
Categories: Education

Performance and Competence in Second Language Acquisition

Performance and Competence in Second Language Acquisition

This becomes particularly crucial to multi - competence . If UG is cloned every time a language is learnt there will be as many copies as there are languages ; polyglots will have large numbers of grammars knocking round in their minds ...

Author: Gillian Brown

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125339286

Category: Competence and performance (Linguistics)

Page: 215

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Categories: Competence and performance (Linguistics)

Literature and Language Teaching

Literature and Language Teaching

It is a mistake to imagine there is a continuum between language competence and literary competence , the latter being a more elaborate form of the former . Still less is there a relation of dependence between the two .

Author: Peter Strevens

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 0194370828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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This collection of papers examines the relationship between the teaching of language and the teaching of literature to non-native students. The book attempts to identify key theoretical issues and principles as a basis for further discussion.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines