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Author: Della Chiesa Bruno
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: learning, cultural, understanding, world, global, research, innovation, languages, educational
Number of Pages: 470
Published: 2012-04-24
ISBN-10: 9264123555
ISBN-13: 9789264123557

The rise of globalisation makes language competencies more valuable, both at individual and societal levels. This book examines the links between globalisation and the way we teach and learn languages. It begins by asking why some individuals are more successful than others at learning non-native languages, and why some education systems, or countries, are more successful than others at teaching languages. The book comprises chapters by different authors on the subject of language learning. There are chapters on the role of motivation; the way that languages, cultures and identities are inter

Author: Saeed Salehi
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller
Keywords: languages, tree, varieties, theory, structural
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 3639230558
ISBN-13: 9783639230550

Trees are among the most fundamental and ubiquitous structures in mathematics and computer science. The notion of "tree" appears in many seemingly different areas from graph theory to universal algebra to logic. Tree languages and automata on trees have been studied extensively since the 1960s from both a purely mathematical and application point of view. Though the theory of tree automata and tree languages may have come into existence by generalizing string automata and languages, but it could not have stayed alive for long as a mere generalization. Apart from its intrinsic interest, this th

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: Shriram Krishnamurthi
Keywords: interpretation, application, languages, programming
Number of Pages: 357
Published: 2007-12-31
eBookDB-ID: M201215080

The book is the textbook for the programming languages course at Brown University, which is taken primarily by third and fourth year undergraduates and beginning graduate (both MS and PhD) students. It seems very accessible to smart second year students too, and indeed those are some of my most successful students. The book has been used at over a dozen other universities as a primary or secondary text. The book’s material is worth one undergraduate course worth of credit. This book is the fruit of a vision for teaching programming languages by integrating the “two cultures&rdqu

Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
Keywords: foreign, languages, teaching, learning, education, chapter, science
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2010-08-03
ISBN-10: 0878252266
ISBN-13: 9780878252268

In this chapter of the Science of Education treatise, Caleb Gattegno asserts that since learners of foreign languages are already fluent in at least one language, they hold all the skills necessary to learn another. And while babies do not learn to speak through teachers, classes, and materials, foreign-language teachers can still optimize this artificial environment to trigger the awarenesses and experiences that lead to fluency. By learning our first language, we have all gained great language expertise. This chapter discusses how one can access this expertise and put it to use in the learni

Author: Neil D. Jones
Publisher: Peter Sestoft
Keywords: generation, program, automatic, evaluation, partial
Number of Pages: 426
Published: 1993
ISBN-10: 0130202495
ISBN-13: 9780130202499

Explores the principles of automatic partial evaluation, provides simple and complete algorithms, and demonstrates via examples that specialization can increase efficiency. Covers partial evaluation of programming languages from C and Prolog to Scheme and the lambda calculus. For researchers, programmers, and students in advanvced programming languages.

Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
Keywords: silent, way, schools, languages, foreign, teaching
Number of Pages: 202
Published: 2010-07-30
ISBN-10: 0878252258
ISBN-13: 9780878252251

In this book, Gattegno introduces The Silent Way as a solution to the challenges of teaching and learning foreign languages. He explains how to maximize learning through the use of materials and the selection of subject matter. He argues that students can learn a new language without memorizing vocabulary or repeating after the teacher. Instead, by learning through real-world linguistic situations, students can gain relevant experiences in the new language.
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