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Lanuage of thought: among students with Yugoslavian backgrounds whn in the process of learning a new language
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2001 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]
Multilingual and bilingual language learners have a choice when it comes to what language to think in when learning a new language. This study was designed to identify the "language of thought" upper secondary students with Yugoslavian backgrounds have when learning a foreign language. An introspective method was used to determine the language(s) of thought and the aim of the study was to find out what languages of thought were involved in the language acquisition and to what extent, if at all, they were involved. Findings indicated that the students almost exclusively used Swedish as the "language of thought" while learning English. The use of mother tongue as "language of thought" was limited. The findings suggested that the differences in use between the two languages, Swedish and the mother tongue, as "language of thought" depended on varies factors as 1) the length of stay in Sweden, 2) social factors such as interaction with Swedish groups, 3) what language being acquired and 4) the opportunity given to use the mother tongue within the foreign language learning in the school setting.
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2001.
Keyword [en]
language of thought, bilingual, multilingual, language acquisition, Yugoslavian background
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-10227Local ID: U5092OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-10227DiVA: diva2:365341
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Humanities, Theology
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Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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