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Language proficiency in native and non-native speakers : theory and research

Author: Jan Hendrik Hulstijn
Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
Series: Language learning and language teaching, v. 41.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, written for both seasoned and novice researchers, presents a theory of what is called Basic and Higher Language Cognition (BLC and HLC), a theory aimed at making some fundamental issues concerning first and second language learning and bilingualism (more) empirical. The first part of the book provides background for and explication of the theory as well as an agenda for future research, while the second  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hulstijn, Jan Hendrik.
Language proficiency in native and non-native speakers.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
(DLC) 2014044220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Hendrik Hulstijn
ISBN: 9789027269027 9027269025
OCLC Number: 896359595
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Part One. Theory: Scientific inquiry --
Language acquisition and the need for a theory of language proficiency --
BLC-HLC theory: language proficiency in native speakers --
BLC-HLC theory: language proficiency in non-native speakers --
BLC-HLC theory: summary and discussion --
Part Two. Research: Language proficiency of native speakers: commonalities and differences --
Components of language proficiency --
Interdependence of L1 and L2 literacy --
Measuring language proficiency in research on L2 acquisition and bilingualism --
Levels of language proficiency in scales of educational assessment --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Language learning and language teaching, v. 41.
Responsibility: Jan H. Hulstijn, University of Amsterdam.

Abstract:

This book, written for both seasoned and novice researchers, presents a theory of what is called Basic and Higher Language Cognition (BLC and HLC), a theory aimed at making some fundamental issues concerning first and second language learning and bilingualism (more) empirical. The first part of the book provides background for and explication of the theory as well as an agenda for future research, while the second part reports on selected studies of language proficiency in native speakers, as well as non-native speakers, and studies of the relationship between literacy in a first and second la.

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