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The simultaneous acquisition of a second and third language

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dc.contributor.advisor Strydom, I. (Irene) Bruce, Marian Elsie 2015-01-23T04:24:16Z 2015-01-23T04:24:16Z 1998-11
dc.identifier.citation Bruce, Marian Elsie (1998) The simultaneous acquisition of a second and third language, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study investigates whether it is possible and necessary to acquire a second and third language simultaneously in our present multicultural, multilingual South Africa with its eleven official languages. The qualitative, descriptive empirical research was executed for the duration of the first school term within a multiracial grade four class at Richmond Primary School in KwaZulu Natal. Afrikaans and Zulu were taught in separate periods, simultaneously, for the exact number oflessons per week, with the exact same content, method and teacher. The success ofthe research, rested on maintaining absolute reality within the normal daily routine of the school day, in order to see if it is possible to acquire two languages simultaneously. The very positive outcomes of this research cannot be generalized, but rather indicate possible tendencies that it is indeed possible to acquire two languages simultaneously.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 330 leaves) : illustrations, some color
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Simultaneous language en
dc.subject Second and third language en
dc.subject Language acquisition en
dc.subject Grade four en
dc.subject Simultaneous acquisition en
dc.subject Child language en
dc.subject Second language en
dc.subject Third language en
dc.subject Language facilitation en
dc.subject First language facilitation en
dc.subject.ddc 404.2096847
dc.subject.lcsh Second language acquisition -- Richmond (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) en
dc.subject.lcsh Language and languages -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Richmond (KwaZulu-Natal en
dc.title The simultaneous acquisition of a second and third language en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Psychology of Education M. Ed. (with specialisation in Guidance and Counselling)

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