A Study of Language Socialization: Learning and Making Sense in a Second Language Classroom

dc.contributor.advisor Brown, James D.
dc.contributor.author Jasso-Aguilar, Rebeca en_US
dc.contributor.department University of Hawaii at Manoa. Department of English as a Second Language. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-09T22:02:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-09T22:02:27Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is about children's second language socialization. It is about how a child, a Japanese eight year old boy, tries to make sense of his world in a second language classroom. A justification for the title and the content of this paper is my belief that language acquisition does not happen in isolation. The way in which children develop their skills and competence in a second language, and the way they display them, are greatly affected by their classrooms, peers, teachers, family, etc., as well as by their personalities (Wong-Fillmore, 1979). To have a more hollistic understanding of the process of second language leaming, therefore, it is not sufficient to observe learners producing utterances in isolation, but it is necessary to take into consideration the social context as well. The present study, a description of a child's sociocultural development, is a complementary analysis to a linguistically oriented one. It is not intended to be better not more complete, but rather, to address issues that are more commonly left untouched. en_US
dc.format.digitalorigin reformatted digital en_US
dc.format.extent 21 pages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/40778
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartof University of Hawai'i Working Papers in English as a Second Language 15(2)
dc.title A Study of Language Socialization: Learning and Making Sense in a Second Language Classroom en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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