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The home language environment and language abilities were compared between children with ASD and children with typical development, both from newcomer families. Children were in elementary school, mostly 6 and 7 year olds. The goal was to understand if there were differences in bilingual...
RESEARCH PROBLEM: Research on bilingualism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is limited. Existing studies have focused on childrenâs second language (L2) development and little attention has been given to heritage language (HL) development. This thesis responds to the question, âdoes an...
The question, ‘How does video captioning improve listening comprehension (LC)?’ is discussed from the perspective of the value captioned video brings to the adult English as a second language (ESL) learner and from how they can be effectively used in the ESL classroom. Listening comprehension is...
The objective of this paper is to examine how language acquisition can be most effectively maximized through film as the visual medium. This project explores ways of using modern Hollywood movies in the ESL classroom as a means of developing the writing skills of ESL learners. To my knowledge, no...
This dissertation sets out to explain the development during morphophonological acquisition and its possible learning outcomes by constructing a Probabilistic Selection of Input (PSI) rich lexicon learning model, in part based on psycholinguistic evidence that rich language details are lexically...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2012: The objective of this research is the continued documentation of Upper Necaxa Totonac (UNT), an endangered Totonacan language of the Sierra Madre Oriental in Puebla State, Mexico, and the expansion of this project to selected sister languages in the Northern Totonac area....
SSHRC Awarded IG 2012: Verbs are harder than nouns for children to learn. This research project will test two central hypotheses about verb learning in children: First, in experimental situations, children benefit from co-speech gesture as shown by enhanced verb learning. Second, in everyday...
Longitudinal Survey of Language Acquisition in Children Adopted from Ethiopia & India
Language in adopted Ethiopian and Indian children
Crosslinguistic transfer in bilingual language acquisition has been widely reported in various linguistic domains (e.g., D¨opke, 1998; Nicoladis, 1999; Paradis, 2001). In this study we examined structural overlap (D¨opke, 2000; M¨uller and Hulk, 2001) and dominance (Yip and Matthews, 2000) as...