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Foreign Language” by María del Pilar is based on the criticality of learning English as a second language and addresses various issues related to language learning particularly focusing on the relevance and significance of the "age factor" and its consequent impact on acquisition of critical foreign language learning skills. The book primarily studies the learning abilities within bilingual communities in a formal instruction setting and also presents an overview of the English language as a third language in two bilingual communities. This book offers critical aspects concerned with language planning and concentrates on the significance and contribution of the learners age in foreign language learning.
The author, María del Pilar is an Associate Professor of English linguistics at the University of Basque Country, Spain and has conducted in depth research in the field of language studies. Her works essentially focus on acquisition of second language skills and other critical elements associated with developing and acquiring such skills, for instance, language syntax, phonetics, intonation etc. in English and Spanish, from a generative as well as an interactionist perspective.
The ‘age factor’ has at all times been one of the chief issues in terms of research and investigations focused on the acquisition of second / foreign language. Nonetheless, the focal point has now shifted from: investigating the question of whether there exists a decisive phase, as observed during the 1970s and 80s, to: the suitable time to commence education in L2. Such a tendency is predominantly applicable in foreign language acquisition perspectives across Europe and visibly apparent in countries like Spain where the age of instruction for teaching English was drastically reduced from 11 years of age to 8 years by the Reforma. It is hence, highly likely that advance improvements might press forward the starting age for learning foreign language to age 6. Although these
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The three writers under whose usage of language is under scrutiny in this paper lay critical foundation for the discussion of modern theatre. The importance of language and form in literature and modern theatre lies in the fact that in order to decode a hieroglyph, the only recourse is to know the signs (words) that immediately form another hieroglyph (Zimmerman 2002).
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(Helen Maria Williams).
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