Language and Development in Africa "discusses the resourcefulness of languages, both local and global, in view of the ongoing transformation of African societies as much as for economic development.. "
Cross-Linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning
This book explores the importance of cross-linguistic similarity in foreign language learning. Similarities can be perceived in the form of simplified one-to-one relationships or merely assumed. The book outlines the different roles of L1 transfer on comprehension and on production, and on close and distant target languages.
Key Features: - Argues that second/foreign language learning should be split into two types: learning for comprehension and learning for production - Also provides a survey of research in the learning of English in Finland