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Specifics of foreign language learning in children with hearing disorders


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Jelovac, Tara. (2017). Specifics of foreign language learning in children with hearing disorders. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Mildner, Vesna].

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Foreign language learning as a complex human activity includes a wide range of domains and therefore represents an interesting topic for a large number of researchers. The goal of this work was a detailed presentation of all specific traits of speech and language developement and foreign language learning process in children with hearing disorders. These specifics include differences in regard to the normal-hearing population. The specifics begin with anatomical differences, leading to differences in communication and those of psychosocial, educational and neurological nature. Consequently, specifics of foreign language learning occur. They inculde researchers' opinions regarding possibilities of children with hearing disorders mastering two languages and methodological conditions for high-quality realisation of that goal. Ultimately, two types of researches of bilingualism and foreign language learning in children with hearing disorders are presented. First type refers to languages in oral modality, while second refers to languages in two different modalities. Conclusion drawn from the given data is that children with hearing disorders are capable of mastering two languages, in spite of all dissimilarities, and that they should be given support for achieving that objective.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: specifics, hearing disorder, language learning, bilingualism
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Mildner, Vesna
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 09:01
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 09:01

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