学术讲座 | 语言加工与习得 暑期Invited talk 2: Dr.He Sun
来源： 语言学通讯 微信公众号 原作者：佚名 原发布日期：2020-07-25 点击量：7
主题： Individual Differences in Early Bilingualism/ Early Foreign Language Learning
语言： 中文（英文 PPT）
主讲人： Dr.He Sun
会议 ID：988 1010 6658
Factors that explain individual differences in language acquisition have been studied in details for monolingual child first language learners and adult second language learners (Dörnyei & Skehan, 2003; Hoff, 2006), but they have not been studied extensively in child bilingual/second/foreign learners until recent years (Chondrogianni & Marinis, 2011; Paradis, 2011; Sun, Steinkrauss, Tenderio, & de Bot, 2016; Sun, Yin, Amsah, & O’Brien, 2018).
Those studies focused on early bilingual language and literacy development tended to explore the significance of individual predictors but not adopted a comprehensive view to examine them as a whole. The comprehensive perspective is crucial as development is probabilistic and a model without taking the internal-external linkage could be misleading (Bornstein & Leventhal, 2015).
The linkage could be both at the level of individual factors (i.e., threshold effects; Sunderman & Kroll, 2009) and at the level of a group of factors (i.e. relative weight; Sun, et al., 2018).
The current webinar would discuss the impact of internal factors (e.g., nonverbal intelligence) and external factors (e.g., input quantity) in tandem on the rate of child bilingual’s and child foreign language learners’ English learning. By employing the internal-external factors hypothesis, the threshold effects hypothesis, and the relative weight hypothesis, we hope to develop a consistent research procedureto address the intersection of individual abilities and the learning environment.