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Cognitive demands and second language proficiency in the foundation phase : a neuro-linguistic perspective and multilingualism

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dc.contributor.advisor De Witt, M. W. (Marike W.)
dc.contributor.author September, Lynette Ruth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-05T09:29:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-05T09:29:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation September, Lynette Ruth (2010) Cognitive demands and second language proficiency in the foundation phase : a neuro-linguistic perspective and multilingualism, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4896> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4896
dc.description.abstract This study focused on multilingualism as the primary linguistic cognitive objective of investigation. An integrative approach focused on second language linguistics in order to acquire a background in the cognitive foundations of language and research methodology and theoretical models for the study of phenomena, such as language planning in multicultural societies and language and ethnic diversity. To design cognitive reading methods, a literature survey was conducted regarding the latest developments in the theories pertaining to cognitive formulas of the second language learner. A quantitative experimental study was conducted, data gathered was scrutinised and a cognitive reading programme was experimentally administered to twenty primary school learners. The responses were coded, the data captured and statistically computed. Conclusions indicated that cognitive reading materials were practical, valid and reliable. Cognitive formulas hold the potential of contributing to the understanding of cognitive reading development in second language proficiency in the Foundation Phase of schooling. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iii, 125, [42] leaves) : ill. (some col.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Diversity en
dc.subject Mutlilingualism en
dc.subject Bilingualism en
dc.subject Second language acquisition en
dc.subject Reading proficiency en
dc.subject Cognitive formulas en
dc.subject Neuro-linguistic en
dc.subject Memory facets en
dc.subject Linguistic components en
dc.subject Literacy constructs en
dc.subject.ddc 372.650968
dc.subject.lcsh Second language acquisition
dc.subject.lcsh Language and languages -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- South Africa -- Foreign speakers
dc.subject.lcsh Multilingualism in children -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Neurolinguistics -- South Africa
dc.title Cognitive demands and second language proficiency in the foundation phase : a neuro-linguistic perspective and multilingualism en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Teacher Education
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Didactics)


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