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Mother tongue, home language and knowledge of languages

Mother tongue, home language and knowledge of languages

aboriginal data ; ethnic origin, visible minorities.

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Published by Statistics Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language surveys -- Canada.,
  • Canada -- Languages -- Statistics.,
  • Canada -- Population -- Statistics.,
  • Canada -- Census, 1996.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAboriginal data, Ethnic origin, visible minorities
    ContributionsStatistics Canada.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10 p. ;
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18697925M

    Mother Tongue Editions (MTE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of African languages and cultures, in all of the forms in which they are manifested. Initially involved uniquely in publishing, today MTE produces and distributes a variety of culturally significant representations of language and traditional artisanry.   Guy Deutscher in his book. the Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind’s Greatest Invention, published in , also draws a similar family tree of the Indo-European languages on page 57 to show how all the Indo European languages are related and are derived from a Proto-Indo-European language.. In the year , Promised Messiah as wrote a book .

    Essay Mother Tongue By Amy Tan. Amy Tan a well-known English author, grew up experiencing language barriers. In her article “Mother Tongue”, Tan shows that English, like other languages is a form of expression and communication, and that “it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, [and] a simple truth.”. Mother tongue definition is - one's native language. How to use mother tongue in a sentence.

    Nonuse of mother tongue makes it difficult for many children to learn to understand their world and to learn other languages. People forget that language expresses our attitudes, beliefs, behaviours, spirituality, social concerns and knowledge. It’s intertwined with how we do things and who we are. Here, mother tongue is basically considered to be the native language. This is the language that is spoken at home by the family, by the parents. The first language, on the other hand, may refer to the first language that the person learned. This could be that same as the native language and mother tongue, or it could be something different.


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As a language lover, The Mother Tongue is fun and informative. I read this for my college rhetoric class, and fell in love with the enjoyable read with knowledge worthy of an upper level college English class.

Bryson's true gift is in making the nature of linguistics both understandable and relevant/5. In SE Asia, for example, our EAL specialists regularly invited parents into school for evening workshops, where they outlined research showing how children learn languages, discussed the school’s teaching methodology for language learning, and, most importantly, explained the importance of a strong mother tongue foundation and the vital role.

“The origin of the term mother tongue harks back to the home language and knowledge of languages book that linguistic skills of a child are honed by the mother and therefore the language spoken by the mother would be the primary language that the child would learn.” However, this type of culture-specific notion is a misnomer.

"Foreign Language and Mother Tongue is a well-balanced book. It provides a strong theoretical framework for a relatively new research field in is an interesting book for educators and researchers. It suggests new and serious issues about FL and SL teaching and learning.5/5(1). "The notion of 'mother tongue' is thus a mixture of myth and ideology.

The family is not necessarily the place where languages are transmitted, and sometimes we observe breaks in transmission, often translated by a change of language, with children acquiring as first language the one that dominates in the : Richard Nordquist.

This measure is based on: first, knowledge of the two official languages: second, mother tongue; and third, the home language (i.e., the language spoken most often home language and knowledge of languages book home).

The first official language spoken may be: English only, French only, both English and French, or neither English nor French. Data for this descriptor were first collected. Foreign Language and Mother Tongue is a well-balanced book.

It provides a strong theoretical framework for a relatively new research field in is an interesting book for educators and researchers. has dealt mainly with the influence of one's first language background on the learning and use of subsequent languages. Istvan Kecskes 5/5(1).

Mother Tongue By Amy Tan. Identity found through language in “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan Many people in this world do not understand the power of language. Language is much more than just a way of communication. In America, language is a key aspect in how others see you and what they think of you.

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up there, but has spent most of his adult life in Britain. He has worked for a number of newspapers, including The Times and the Independent.

His books on the English language include Mother Tongue and Troublesome Words, both published by Penguin. Bill Bryson is the author of several bestsellers including /5(K).

Advantages of a Mother tongue based education: 1. Expand the reach of education. Many rural kids would have their parents and relatives with no knowledge of English. Forcing an English medium education can put them at a significant disadvantage. Teach learners’ home language – lessons can be offered to those speaking majority languages or, at the very least, suggestions could be provided on where to continue to learn their home language.

Ask learners to use a remember book which shows vocabulary in. Mother tongue refers to the first language children learn mostly at home; not as a language learned at school, and they have a reasonable mastery over it before they start formal education. In the same way, learners automatically transfer knowledge acquired in one language to another language as soon as they have learned sufficient vocabulary in the new language.

For example, if you teach learners in their mother tongue, that seeds need soil. Mother tongue, written by Amy Tan provides a description of the forms of English languages adapted by different individuals during their migration to the United States of America and their adjustment to the American culture.

The piece has a strong depiction of the Asian American struggles through the adaptation of the English language. A new study is exploring how a person’s native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language.

Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words.

Help of the Mother Tongue The knowledge of the mother tongue proves to be a valuable help for the learning of the second language. In this connection, W. Ryburn says the mother tongue can be of the greatest assistance in the learning of the second language.

Some points in this regard can be given as follows:File Size: 71KB. It doesn’t have to be an ‘either-or’ matter; it’s both mother tongue and other languages for literature development and educational development. Coming to love stories and other literature is the very substance of becoming literate and it’s a deeply social and cultural process that can start early, and doesn’t end.

3 The effect of foreign language learning on the development of mother tongue skills is discussed from a broader perspective in our up-coming book Foreign Language and Mother Tongue to be published by Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ, : Istvan Kecskes, Tunde Papp.

For me it is quite hard to consider which is my mother tongue, which is my native language and which is my dominant language because I speak the three languages that I know every day. When I was born, my mother only spoke to me in Catalan and my father only in English, and in between them they spoke Spanish to each other and still do it.

One way to master the languages you speak including your mother tongue is to translate a good book from one of the languages you speak to your mother tongue. But this is not as easy as it may sound; you will need several dictionaries for the langu.

Mother Tongue Books is preparing to publish The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind in Chewa, the national language of Malawi. By publishing this inspirational children’s book in the mother tongue language spoken by 12 million Africans in and surrounding Malawi, MTB hopes to offer students an exciting story for use in the classroom and home.

Importance of Mother Tongue for Children. The term ‘mother tongue’ refers to the language a child usually learns in her home from her parents.

A child born to bi-lingual parents would have more than one mother tongue. Strong knowledge of languages helps in promoting effective communication for a : Anisha Nair."Foreign Language and Mother Tongue is a well-balanced book. It provides a strong theoretical framework for a relatively new research field in is an interesting book for educators and researchers.

It suggests new and serious issues about FL and SL teaching and learning.