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Title: Low-Educated Adult Second Language and Literacy Acquisition
Subtitle: 4th Symposium - Antwerp 2008
Edited By: Ineke van de Craats
Jeanne Kurvers
Series Title: LOT Occasional Series
Description:

The language and literacy development by adult learners with little or no
schooling in their native country continues to be a relatively new and
almost unexplored domain. The fourth LESLLA symposium in Antwerp brought
together researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners from various
countries with the common aim of accumulating findings and sharing them to
improve instructional practice and educational policy with regard to
low-educated adult immigrants. Recurrent themes at the symposium and in the
papers of this bundle are: bringing the outside world into the classroom,
how long does it take to become literate, assessing adult literacy
learners, and language technology in the literacy class. New at LESLLA was
a panel on African literacies. This theme provides important insight into
the background of many LESLLA learners as in most African countries, it is
quite normal to learn to read and write, not in the mother tongue but in a
second language. The papers provide a multi-country and multi-target
language overview of recent developments in the various disciplines of the
field of LESLLA.

With contributions by: Yonas Mesfun Asfaha, Jeroen Backs, Sandra Barasa,
Danielle Beckman, Ellen Colpaert, Larry Condelli, Stephanie Cronen, Kaatje
Dalderop, Joke Drijkoningen, Anne-Mieke Janssen, Kasper Juffermans, Jeanne
Kurvers, Astrid Liden, Ann Macdonald, Donna Maguire, Els Maton, Pauline
Moon, Maarten Mous, Liesbeth Onderdelinden, Willemijn Stockmann, Helmer
Strik, Lien Strobbe, Susanna Strube, Helen Sunderland, Anneloes
Vandenbroucke, Anne van Cauteren, Ineke van de Craats, Lode Vermeersch,
Matthias Vienne, Patsy Vinogradov, Mimine Vleminckx, Heide Wrigley, and
Martha Young-Scholten.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789460930034