Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies

Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies

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The 25 contributions of this volume represent a selection from the more than 120 papers originally presented at the International Conference on a€œMultilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societiesa€ (MIMS), held in Hamburg (October 2010) and organized by the Collaborative Research Center a€œMultilingualisma€ after twelve years of successful research. It presents a panorama of contemporary research in multilingualism covering three fields of investigation: (1) the simultaneous and successive acquisition of more than one language, including language attrition in multilingual settings, (2) historical aspects of multilingualism and variance, and (3) multilingual communication. The papers cover a vast variety of linguistic phenomena including morphology, syntax, segmental and prosodic phonology as well as discourse production and language use, taking both individual and societal aspects of multilingualism into account. The languages addressed include numerous Romance, Slavic and Germanic varieties as well as Welsh, Hungarian, Turkish, and several South African autochthonous languages.The first test consisted of a literary text with 14 multiple choice questions. In the second test the students had to read a short story and then identify eight underlined words (persons and objects) in a corresponding picture. In 4th grade, a readinganbsp;...

Title:Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies
Author:Kurt Braunmüller, Christoph Gabriel
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2012-08-22


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