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Teachers' beliefs about the role of prior language knowledge in learning and how these influence teaching practices
The present study was developed to assess teachers’ beliefs on (1) the role of prior language knowledge in language learning; (2) the perceived usefulness of language knowledge in modern society; andExpand
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The role of mother tongue literacy in language learning and mathematical learning: is there a multilingual benefit for both?
ABSTRACT The present study examines the multilingual benefit in relation to language learning and mathematical learning. The objective is to assess whether speakers of three or more languages,Expand
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The effect of population distribution on L1 and L2 acquisition: evidence from the multilingual region of South Tyrol
Abstract The present article examines the effect of population distribution on L1 (Italian) and L2 (German) acquisition in the multilingual context of South Tyrol, Italy. Population distribution isExpand
Introduction: social and affective factors in multilingualism research
Over the past few years multilingualism research has been increasingly focusing on how social and affective factors influence language learning patterns in children and adults. This special issue isExpand
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Multilingualism and Non-native Lexical Transfer: An Identification Problem
This paper proposes the existence of a cognitive process by which multilinguals who incorporate nontarget lexical items from one non-native language into another may (1) come to identify the lexicalExpand
English L3 learning in a multilingual context: the role of parental education and L2 exposure within the living community
The present study examines two factors in relation to English L3 proficiency development and school performance in a third language: (a) parental education and (b) second language exposure within theExpand
A multilingual approach to analysing standardized test results: immigrant primary school children and the role of languages spoken in a bi-/multilingual community
The present study adopts a multilingual approach to analysing the standardized test results of primary school immigrant children living in the bi-/multilingual context of South Tyrol, Italy. TheExpand