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Living an Endangered Language: Learning Nahuatl and its Vocabulary in Modern-day Mexico

Living an Endangered Language: Learning Nahuatl and its Vocabulary in Modern-day Mexico

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  • ISBN-13: 9783838387185
  • Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2010
  • Pages: 116 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.27 x 8.66 x 5.91 inches

Overview

Language acquisition for adult learners, specifically the acquisition of vocabulary, is a complex and difficult undertaking.  An adult learner may learn the target language in either a natural setting or a more traditional classroom.  The natural setting and the traditional classroom can be divided into two broad categories: informal or formal. The two acquisition categories exist on a continuum and each category has inherent strengths and weaknesses.  This case study investigates the advantages and disadvantages of both categories as they apply to a multilingual speaker and his acquisition of vocabulary.  The case study also demonstrates the strategies used by the subject in order to acquire the needed vocabulary necessary for each environment.

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