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Noam Chomsky. La lingüistica, la informática y el activismo ...

Noam Chomsky. La lingüistica, la informática y el activismo ... | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Comenzó a estudiar lingüística siguiendo a su padre, especialista en la lingüística histórica del hebreo. Estudió en la Universidad de Pensilvania, donde se doctoró en 1955 con una tesis sobre el análisis transformacional, ...
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ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION
La importancia de los estudios teóricos sobre adquisición de segundas lenguas para su aplicación en el aula
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Interview with David Nunan | IATEFL Online

Interview with David Nunan | IATEFL Online | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
David Nunan talks about the issues involved in how to decide at which age to start learning a second language. He also talks about blended learning and how technology can help younger students to become more autonomous learners.

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An interview with David Nunan.

Félix Santamaria's curator insight, May 17, 4:32 AM
Todas las edades son buenas para aprender una lengua, cambian las formas de hacerlo.
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Noun frequencies in cohesive nominal groups | Drummond | Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research

Noun frequencies in cohesive nominal groups | Drummond | Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
General purpose academic word lists, such as Coxhead’s (2000) academic word list, are widely used in the teaching English for Academic purposes. However, word frequencies in some micro-level aspects of academic discourse are yet to be determined, such as subject-specific word lists in some areas. This study has generated knowledge of noun frequencies in sentence transitions containing anaphoric lexical references to the preceding sentence.

Investigating a corpus of approximately 5.6 million words of academic texts from the Social Sciences and Humanities has led to a list of 71 nouns most frequently used in cohesive nominal groups in these areas. This list was compiled with Antconc (Anthony, 2014) by examining eight syntactic structures containing an anaphoric determiner and noun. The list can be used alongside more general purpose lists to support L2 academic writing development. As well as the main list, two significant sub-lists have been identified: a list of items particularly useful for anaphoric references to a citation and a group of nouns that nominalise processes.

Four frequently occurring nouns in the data have been identified as forming partitive constructions with a cohesive aspect enabling the writer to narrow or broaden the range of analysis in the writing. In addition, there is a proposed order in which the eight cohesive structures investigated could be introduced within an EAP syllabus.

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Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Instructed Second Language Acquisition is a peer-reviewed Journal that, twice a year, publishes research with a number of implications for language instruction. Second language acquisition is a rich and varied enterprise, carried out by researchers, whose interests and training often lie in broader disciplines of linguistics, psychology, sociology, and education. Second language research findings might have a direct application to instructional decisions or provide insights into the learning process that serves as a resource to inform teaching practice. Knowing how languages are learned will help language instructors develop a more innovative and effective way to teach a language and to create the necessary conditions for learners to learn more efficiently and appropriately. The overall aim of this Journal is to provide an opportunity for researchers, second and foreign language educators, and other language practitioners and policy makers to publish and read second language acquisition research that has direct relevance and impact for language teaching. Established in 2016, Instructed Second Language Acquisition, the journal is a forum for reporting and for critical discussion of language research and practice across a wide range of languages and international contexts. It welcomes quantitative and qualitative research to address the role of external manipulation (e.g., instruction, learner self-directed learning, input manipulation) on second language development.

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How do people define their national identity? By speaking the language, study says

How do people define their national identity? By speaking the language, study says | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
More than 84 percent of people in the Netherlands think it is very important to speak Dutch to be Dutch.
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How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker - Video

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker - Video | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Professor Steven Pinker illustrates how the study of linguistics can give us a rare window into the conscious mind.
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Chomsky at 88

Chomsky at 88 | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Chomsky has championed an approach which relies on our internal mental structures, arguing that meaning is in the head, not simply out there in the world by way of a word referring to some entity

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 11, 2016 2:20 AM

A nice short summary of Chomsky's contribution.

Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, December 12, 2016 7:58 AM

La vigencia de las teorías de Chompsky

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La vigencia de las teorías de Chompsky

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We Asked a Linguist to Explain the 'Semester Abroad Accent'

That suspicious new London lilt may not be as put-on as it seems.
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Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate

Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Chomsky’s ideas have profoundly affected linguistics and mind-science in general. Critics attacked his theories from the get-go and are still attacking, paradoxically demonstrating his enduring dominance. Some attacks are silly. For example, in his new book A Kingdom of Speech Tom Wolfe asserts that both Darwin and “Noam Charisma” were wrong.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 2016 4:25 AM

Interesting one for the grammar geeks.

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Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning Dead? Not So Fast...

Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning Dead? Not So Fast... | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
A recent claim that the MIT linguist's "theory of language learning" has been refuted is wrong on many levels
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Is your judgment clouded by emotion? Think in another language

Is your judgment clouded by emotion? Think in another language | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Spaniard’s research confirms we are more rational when we don’t process information in our mother tongue
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 Linguistique appliquée et disciplinarisation: Histoire Épistémologie Langage, 2011.

 Linguistique appliquée et disciplinarisation: Histoire Épistémologie Langage, 2011. | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Open access to the special issue on the history of applied linguistics.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 27, 2016 2:54 AM
The introduction has a handy "petite chronologie (couramment admise)" of applied linguistics and a lot of the papers are in English, including one by Richard Smith on Palmer (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collections/elt_archive/). Also two in/on French by Léon and Berthet.
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Where Words are Stored: The Brain's Meaning Map

Where Words are Stored: The Brain's Meaning Map | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Semantic information lives all over the cortex
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How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language

How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Fascinating ethical shifts come with thinking in a different language
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Researching L2 fluency: G Lord

Analysing the fluency of L2 speech

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 10, 5:10 AM
Course outline 2014 with reference list
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Can Animals Acquire Language?

Can Animals Acquire Language? | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Despite claims that this is possible, the evidence says no
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Language Is a Window into the Mind - Video

Language Is a Window into the Mind - Video | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Psychologist Steven Pinker studies the interface between language and human computation, which he argues is the key to understanding human nature.
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Universal grammar: are we born knowing the rules of language? – Science weekly podcast

Universal grammar: are we born knowing the rules of language? – Science weekly podcast | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Do all human languages share a universal grammar? And can science shed light on a schism that’s divided the world of linguistics for over half a century?
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Learn a New Lingo While Doing Something Else

Learn a New Lingo While Doing Something Else | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Hearing a foreign language in the background can help you learn it faster, even if you are not paying attention
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Learning a foreign language revealed a world I never knew existed

Learning a foreign language revealed a world I never knew existed | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Lauren Collins never needed to speak a foreign language outside of high school Spanish classes. It wasn’t until she met her French-speaking husband and moved to Switzerland that she felt the need to become bilingual. She offers her humble opinion on the value of learning a new language.
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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education by ANYA KAMENETZ

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education by ANYA KAMENETZ | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.

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Lorena Botella's curator insight, December 5, 2016 4:00 AM
Interesting article on bilingual education
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 5, 2016 4:37 AM
L'étude montre surtout qu'il faut continuer avec les écoles d'immersion. Par contre, il n'y aucun lien avec parler deux langues à la maison. Les questions sont très différentes. La langue est bien plus qu'un outil de communication. La foyer familiale est le lieu de structuration et de maturation psychologique bien différente de ce qui se passe à l'école. La famille est l'hôpital la plus proche. Le jeu de différenciation du rôle maternel et paternel est favorisé par une langue unique.
María Fernanda Ballén's curator insight, May 13, 5:36 PM
As I am looking for information that could be useful for my thesis, I have to look also for bilingual education. I found this interesting article that talks about the benefits to our brain when we are bilingual people. The first one is attention since you are always deciding where and when it is necessary to use one language instead on the other one. 

In the same way this article covers amazing aspects as: empathy, reading, School performance and engagement, diversity and integration, Protection against cognitive decline and dementia, and the coda and a caution. 
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The Benefits of Bilingualism

The Benefits of Bilingualism | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.
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"Whistled Languages" Reveal How the Brain Processes Information

"Whistled Languages" Reveal How the Brain Processes Information | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Before the smartphone or even Morse code, some rural peoples “spoke” long distance by whistling. Linguists are racing to study the dying languages
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Why You Make Better Decisions In Another Language - YouTube

Do you want to know the secret to being more reasonable? Try learning another language! Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Rea
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Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective

Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky explains the biolinguist perspective -- that language represents a state of some component of the mind.
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How the Brain Decodes Sentences

How the Brain Decodes Sentences | ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION | Scoop.it
New research advances neuroscientists' understanding of the complexities of language processing
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