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Author: René Appel
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: bilingualism, contact, language
Number of Pages: 229
Published: 2006-02-15
ISBN-10: 9053568573
ISBN-13: 9789053568576

What happens sociologically, linguistically, educationally, politically when more than one language is in regular use in a community? How do speakers handle these languages simultaneously, and what influence does this language contact have on the languages involved? Although most people in the world use more than one language in everyday life, the approach to the study of language has usually been that monolingualism is the norm. The recent interest in bilingualism and language contact has led to a number of new approaches, based on research in communities in many different parts of the world.

Author: Janna D. Fox
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Keywords: reconsidered, testing, language
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2007-06-01
ISBN-10: 0776606573
ISBN-13: 9780776606576

Language Testing Reconsideredprovides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should have a copy of this book. The information, discussions, and reflections offered within the volume address major developments within the field over the past decades, enlivened by current "takes" on these issues. The real value of this collection, however, lies in its consideration of the past as a means of defining the future agenda of language testing.

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: learning, language, english, could, coordination, adult, benefit, state, diverse, federal, efforts, support
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437919995
ISBN-13: 9781437919998

Millions of adults in the U.S. report that they speak limited English, and English language ability appears linked to multiple dimensions of adult life, such as civic participation and workforce participation and mobility. This report examined: (1) the trends in the need for and enrollment in federally funded adult English language programs; (2) the nature of federal support for adult English language learning, (3) ways in which states and local public providers have supported English language programs for adults; and (4) federal agencies' plans for research to identify effective approaches to

Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: roadmap, transformation, language, defense
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935699
ISBN-13: 9781437935691

DoD needs a significantly improved organic capability in emerging languages and dialects, a greater competence and regional area skills in those languages and dialects, and a surge capability to rapidly expand its language capabilities on short notice. Contents of this report: (A) Goals: (1): Create Foundational Language and Regional Area Expertise; (2): Create the Capacity to Surge; (3): Establish a Cadre of Language Professionals; (4): Establish a Process to Track the Accession, Separation, and Promotion Rates of Military Personnel with Language Skills and Foreign Area Officers; (B) Def. Lan

Author: John Eliot
Publisher: Applewood Books
Keywords: indian, learn, furtherance, gospel, among, desire, language, grammar, begun, essay, bring, rules
Number of Pages: 149
Published: 2001-06-01
ISBN-10: 1557095752
ISBN-13: 9781557095756

Originally published in 1666, written by John Eliot, a Puritan minister who went to America to escape religious persecution and found himself learning the native Massachusett language, creating a written language, articulating grammatical rules, and finally translating the bible into the native language. This is the grammar he created. It is hoped that by bringing the book back in print, that a language long lost will again be spoken and written.

Author: SAS Publishing
Publisher: SAS Publishing
Keywords: metadata, interfaces, language, sas
Number of Pages: 237
Published: 2009-02-27
ISBN-10: 1590477812
ISBN-13: 9781590477816

This book is a reference of the language elements that you can submit in a SAS session (in batch or from the SAS windowing environment) to use, query, and maintain the SAS Metadata Server. Most of these language elements were already documented in several other books. This book brings them together with new language elements, new features, and expanded conceptual information. New for SAS 9.2!

Author: Alexia C. Toskos
Publisher: Stanford University
Keywords: comprehension, language, consequences, visual
Number of Pages: 89
Published: 2011

How do we understand language? What kinds of representations do people form when hearing a story or when reading a paragraph? In this dissertation, I will explore how people make meaning out of the language that they read or hear. One possibility is that the words we read or hear engage perceptuomotor representations, and language comprehension arises from modality-specific simulation or imagery of the linguistic content. Strong versions of the modality-specific approach assume complete overlap between the representations generated by language and those generated by perception and action. Perh
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