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Interested in the latest research on #language brokering, linguistic diversity and language barriers but too busy?
Applied Linguistics students @MQLinguistics have read some important articles in the field for you and offer an intro in this 🧵#langtwt #Linguistics
Young bilingual children have the ability to manipulate linguistic inputs in order to break through language barriers in classrooms. Allowing peer interactions in multiple languages may help them develop cognitive and communication abilities!
2/18… Research into young children’s linguistic abilities shows
Language brokering as a child influences the development of parent-child relationships, such as a deeper understanding of parent-child relationships and the growth of empathy
3/18… Language brokering is an activity whereby children interpret
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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Why PTT, #Taiwan's largest terminal-based bulletin board system (BBS), will remain an experimental battleground for CCP #disinformation campaigns, esp. given its Mandarin user base: "A Pilot Study on PTT in the Context of Influence Operations" via @INDSRTW…
"The initial quest of this research began with the question: Is there CCP influence in PTT?

PTT is the world's largest non-commercial, forum-based, open-source online bulletin board system in the Chinese language. It was created here; it is unique to #Taiwan."
"PTT was the beacon for public opinion in #Taiwan during the #SunflowerMovement in 2014, leading it to be seen by the CCP as an important anti-China and anti-CCP platform. In its aftermath, the CCP ... emphasized the importance of incentivizing and attracting Taiwan's youth."
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I am #grateful for the opportunity given by #IWS_Network to share my story, struggles and success in the voices without frontiers (VWF).
My name is Betelhem, most people call me Betty and I prefer it that way. I was born 27 years ago to a young couple in AddisAbeba, the capital of #Ethiopia. #IWSVoices 1/n Image
My mom and me rather look like sisters. Despite being a teenager when she got me, she sacrificed her whole life to raise me up. She made sure I had the best #education possible. I am forever grateful to my mom sis & do everything to make her and God #proud. #IWSVoices 2/n Image
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LehrerInnen mit #Migrationshintergrund (foreign origin teachers) haben e. positiven Einfluss auf Leistungen von SchülerInnen (nicht nur) mit Migrationshintergrund (foreign origin students): Das belegt erstmals Lisa Sofie Höckel @RWI_Leibniz:… (m. Link) /1
Kurze Einordnung #Lesen #Deutschunterricht #bilingualism #Zweisprachigkeit: Höckel zeigt m. Daten d. German National Educational Panel Study e. signifikant positiven Effekt bei der #Lesekompetenz (aber nicht der mathematischen Kompetenz). /2
Damit gelingt e. Beitrag zu zwei kritischen Fragen: (1.) können foreign origin teachers LEISTUNGSunterschiede erzeugen?; hier gab es Zweifel, z. B. aufgrund der quantitativen Studie zu KiTas von Neugebauer & Klein 2016 (KZfSS 68); (2.) worin gründen diese Unterschiede? /3
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Holiday treat for #language nerds:

5-part podcast about #multilingualism in #Australia on @RadioNational produced by @birdpham and @masakofukuisyd

👇🏼Quick episode-by-episode summary below 👇🏼… Image
In Episode 1, you will learn about the global #language hierarchy, and discover why a #multilingual person may not be able to say "take a shower" in all their #languages…
In Episode 2, you can listen to a cute little girl refusing to call her mother #Vietnamese "mẹ" and opting for #English "mummy" instead

And @HannaTorsh explains why #bilingual #parenting is a #feminist issue…
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Is there a language-based cognitive advantage in #bilingual children? Using meta-analysis to unravel the relationship between cognition and language by @lervag at #SSSR2019 : No agreement concerning the kind of executive functions that are most benefiting from this 1/3
...115 studies were included in this meta-analysis. Results: On average, very little support for a bilingual advantage. However, there were moderator effects: the higher nonverbal IQ in the bilinguals, the greater the bilingual advantage...#SSSR2019 2/3
...results are in line with previous studies (Lehtonen, et al., 2018) in adults who did not show a bilingual advantage. "It seems like the main advantage with bilingualism is the advantage to speak more than one language" #SSSR2019 3/3
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