Kellie Rolstad

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This article presents an empirical and theoretical critique of the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model (Myers-Scotton, 1993; Myers-Scotton and Jake, 2001), and includes a response to Jake, Myers-Scotton and Gross’s (2002) (JMSG) critique of MacSwan (1999, 2000) and reactions to their revision of the MLF model as a “modified minimalist approach”. The author(More)
This article presents a meta-analysis of program effectiveness research on English language learners. The study includes a corpus of 17 studies conducted since Willig’s earlier meta-analysis and uses Glass, McGaw, and Smith’s strategy of including as many studies as possible in the analysis rather than excluding some on the basis of a priori “study quality”(More)
The authors argue that English language learner (ELL) language assessment policy and poor language tests partly account for ELLs’ disproportionate representation in special education. Previous research indicates that many states routinely assess ELLs’ first language (L1) at initial enrollment and that ELLs identified as limited in both languages have(More)
This article reviews the current policy context in the state of Arizona for program options for English language learners and produces a meta-analysis of studies on the effectiveness of bilingual education that have been conducted in the state in or after 1985. The study presents an analysis of a sample of evaluation studies (N = 4), which demonstrates a(More)
Lechner and Siemund (2014) set out to determine whether bilinguals have an advantage for learning additional languages over monolinguals, purporting to evaluate the Threshold Hypothesis of Cummins (1979a) in this context. The study investigated the attainment of English literacy by Turkish-German, Vietnamese-German, and RussianGerman simultaneous and(More)
Title of Document: INTERTEXTUALITY, IDENTITY WORKS, AND SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN THE DIGITAL MEDIA: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC CASE STUDY OF TWO INDONESIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS’ LITERACY PRACTICE ON TWITTER Dian N. Marissa, Doctor of Philosophy, 2013 Directed By: Associate Professor, Roberta Lavine, Ph.D., Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy &(More)
India is said to be a socio-linguistic giant and the nerve system of this giant is multilingualism. “Indian multilingualism is huge in size, having 1620 mother tongues reduced to 200 languages.... With the population of many of minorities larger than European countries”(Annamalai E. 2001) . This multilingual character of India is represented by Mumbai City,(More)
We empirically evaluated three theoretical models—the threshold hypothesis, transfer theory, and time-on-task theory—for educatingEnglish language learners (ELLs), with a focus on the role of language factors in explaining achievement differences amongELLs. Participantswere 196 sixth graderswithSpanish languagebackgrounds who started learning English in(More)
The governmental regulations concerning registration of waiting lists and priority of patients, laid down in July 1990, introduce a "waiting time guarantee" which ensures a waiting time not exceeding six months for patients suffering from diseases having severe impacts on health. Hospitals that are unable to treat these patients within six months are(More)
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