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Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals
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Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language

Ulrike Jessner

Abstract

This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language learning. In view of the widespread acquisition of English by those who are already bilingual or are also acquiring a regional lingua franca, this study contributes to the current discussion of multilingualism with English in Europe and beyond, as well as the understanding of multilingual speech processing. The author supports a dynamic view of multilingualism by stressing the cognitive advantages ... More

Keywords: third language acquisition, trilingualism, linguistic awareness, multilingual proficiency, language learning, acquisition of English, bilingual, lingua franca, multilingualism, multilingual speech processing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748619139
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619139.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulrike Jessner, author