Acquisizione della lingua seconda e alfabetizzazione: un caso di studio a Palermo

Title in English Second language acquisition and Literacy: a case study in Palermo
Authors

MOCCIARO Egle

Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source ITALIANO LINGUADUE
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Web https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/promoitals/article/view/18151
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.54103/2037-3597/1
Keywords Second language acquisition; L2 Italian; Interlanguage constructions; non-literate learners; Acquisition in contexts of low immersion
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Description The role of literacy in second language acquisition has so far received only peripheral attention in this field of research. This is a rather surprising gap if one considers that limited literacy and schooling are quite significant factors in the context of new migrations to Europe. The article discusses some of the results of a recent research carried out at the School of Italian Language for Foreigners (ItaStra) of the University of Palermo, which attempted to reconstruct the pathway through which verbal morphosyntax develops in the non-mother tongue Italian of adult learners with limited literacy skills, comparing this pathway with what has emerged from decades of research on second language acquisition.
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