Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Young, Douglas en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Keogh, Susan Elizabeth en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-15T07:14:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-15T07:14:25Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Keogh, S. 1983. Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17029
dc.description Bibliography: pages 333-356. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This investigation is concerned with what three children remembered or had forgotten of a second language after an interval of two years. An in-depth study, consisting of recognition and recall tests, was made of 13-year-old identical twin girls and their 9-year-old brother, who previously had been English/French bilinguals. A phenomenological approach was taken, which included the children's reaction to the tests, and their description of the personal framework within which the learning and forgetting had taken place. The findings, which are suggestive due to limited data, are: first, cognitive and maturational differences between the children caused the twins to retain more recognition and active recall of French than their brother; second, the twins showed a surprising difference in their recognition of French, pos9ibly caused by affective factors; third, all three children showed strongest recognition in the area of semantics, while in recall they retained phonology best; fourth, in the tests, habit memory and episodic memory were more durable than semantic memory. The investigation is a first step towards understanding how children forget a language in which they have been submersed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Memory en_ZA
dc.subject.other Recollection (Psychology) en_ZA
dc.subject.other Second language acquisition en_ZA
dc.subject.other Language Education en_ZA
dc.title Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Keogh, S. E. (1983). <i>Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17029 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Keogh, Susan Elizabeth. <i>"Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1983. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17029 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Keogh SE. Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1983 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17029 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Keogh, Susan Elizabeth AB - This investigation is concerned with what three children remembered or had forgotten of a second language after an interval of two years. An in-depth study, consisting of recognition and recall tests, was made of 13-year-old identical twin girls and their 9-year-old brother, who previously had been English/French bilinguals. A phenomenological approach was taken, which included the children's reaction to the tests, and their description of the personal framework within which the learning and forgetting had taken place. The findings, which are suggestive due to limited data, are: first, cognitive and maturational differences between the children caused the twins to retain more recognition and active recall of French than their brother; second, the twins showed a surprising difference in their recognition of French, pos9ibly caused by affective factors; third, all three children showed strongest recognition in the area of semantics, while in recall they retained phonology best; fourth, in the tests, habit memory and episodic memory were more durable than semantic memory. The investigation is a first step towards understanding how children forget a language in which they have been submersed. DA - 1983 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1983 T1 - Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years TI - Acquiring & forgetting a second language : a study of three children aged 5-11 years UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17029 ER - en_ZA


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