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Schoonen, Rob; Appel, Rene – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2005
This paper reports on an empirical study of street language, a multilingual youth register in the Netherlands. Nearly 300 secondary school students completed a questionnaire on their acquaintance with and use of street language. A subsample of students was also interviewed. Use of street language will be related to background information about the…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Multilingualism, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Appel, Rene – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1989
Analysis of the responses of monolingual Dutch and bilingual Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese children living in the Netherlands to word association and sorting tasks revealed no significant differences among the groups. Results of the study indicated that bilingualism does not affect cognitive-linguistic development. (22 references) (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Berber Languages, Bilingualism, Child Language
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Altena, Nelleke; Appel, Rene – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1982
Presents results of research on the second-language proficiency of children participating in an experimental bilingual school, where children used mother tongue 75 percent the first year, 40 percent the second. Children attended neighborhood schools from the third year on. Supports the claim that mother tongue teaching does not harm…
Descriptors: Arabic, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Schools, Dutch