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Vardanyan, Shushanik; Ernest, James M.; Perkins, Fran – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Using ethnography and case study approaches from qualitative methodology, this study examined a Syrian immigrant child's language acquisition and culture adaptation in the United States. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with the teachers and the mother of the child, participant observations during home visits, and field notes…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Language Acquisition, English Language Learners, Immigrants
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Zhang, Di; Wang, Zhibo; Elliot, Robert – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
The process of the language acquisition of children is reflected in two aspects; language structure and pragmatic functions. Data from "The Longtime Tracing Oral Corpus of Typical Development Children" (one child; 2,367 sentences) are analyzed. This study examines the child's sentence final particle (SFP) "ba", in which we…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Chinese, Case Studies, Language Acquisition