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Second Language Acquisition & Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Political and social factors can have an impact on second language learning. The effect on language learners tends to be mostly _____.

Question 2 2. The following is an example of an attitude that shows a specific school has a structure that integrates language learners in the community. Choose the best answer.

Question 3 3. When might a community have a negative effect on a student's ability to learn a second language?

Question 4 4. _____ is the ability to read, write, and speak in two languages.

Question 5 5. Igor is bilingual because he speaks Russian and English fluently, but he speaks English with an accent. Which is likely the cause?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a characteristic shared by most people who are bilingual?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT true about second language development?

Question 8 8. What is typically the strongest factor in second language development?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is true about age as a factor in second language development?

Question 10 10. During language pre-production, a child will usually _____.

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Question 11 11. During early production, students will generally use _____.

Question 12 12. During speech emergence, learners will have _____.

Question 13 13. Which is a non-formal method of language acquisition?

Question 14 14. Which type of instruction is usually best for language acquisition?

Question 15 15. Which types of school feature instruction and/or conversation in a foreign language at least 50% of the day?

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Question 16 16. Language acquisition

Question 17 17. Noam Chomsky argues that babies acquire language

Question 18 18. Which of the following are the correct stages of speech development?

Question 19 19. What is interlanguage?

Question 20 20. What are the four characteristics of interlanguage?

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Question 21 21. What is fossilization in second language acquisition?

Question 22 22. In which system will students sometimes respond to their teacher's native language questions by speaking in their second language?

Question 23 23. Some systems call for a widespread use of a student's native language. These types of systems emphasize _____.

Question 24 24. Fluent speaking is often most quickly achieved through systems that _____.

Question 25 25. A city or town that has an open mind toward new immigrants and makes them feel welcome can impact those immigrants when it comes to language learning for which of the following reasons?

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Question 26 26. What is a major influence in a child's language learning?

Question 27 27. How might you best address learning styles in a classroom setting?

Question 28 28. Sequential second language learners are _____.

Question 29 29. What is formal language learning?

Question 30 30. What is the critical period hypothesis for learning language?

Second Language Acquisition & Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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