Date of Publication

12-20-2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics

Subject Categories

Linguistics

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Thesis Adviser

Allan B.I. Bernardo

Defense Panel Chair

Rochelle Irene G. Lucas

Defense Panel Member

Sterling M. Plata
Ma. Joahna Mante
Alen Mateo Munoz
Mila J. Arias

Abstract/Summary

The study listed the cross-linguistic influence of L1 Cebuano and L2 English in L3 Filipino literacy learning of grade one Cebuano multilingual children. These children were given literacy instruction in English and Filipino but not in Cebuano. A total of six measures per language were administered to 123 children ages six to eight years old. The childrens home language and literacy experiences were also described. The results support the transfer of literacy skills in that both the L1 and L2 skills transferred to L3, which indicates that Cebuano literacy was developed even in the absence of instruction. Also, the results suggest that the level of reading ability in a language does not mediate the transfer of skills however it determines the predictive strength of L1 and L2 in influencing L3 Filipino literacy learning. In addition, the discussion describes the influence of the home literacy experiences of the children in English in developing basic literacy knowledge in Cebuano and Filipino where home literacy engagement is low. Also, the study highlights the importance of the similarity between languages as indicator of influence.

Abstract Format

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Language

English

Format

Electronic

Electronic File Format

MS WORD

Accession Number

CDTG005069

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

127 leaves : ill. ; 1 computer optical disc

Keywords

Similarity (Language learning); Language acquisition; Language and languages—Study and teaching

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