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[Xmca-l] Re: L2



Hi Carol,

Yes, in Colombia. Here is one of the texts of L2 inner speech that I've found; it's available in Google Books:

Inner Speech - L2: Thinking Words in a Second Language
 By Maria C.M. de Guerrero

Martin

On Nov 4, 2014, at 12:50 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Martin
> 
> Where are you working?  Colombia?  I am experiencing something of the same
> in regard to Afrikaans, which I use on a daily basis. I was working in
> Namibia earlier this year
> 
> I was speaking from a position of ignorance about Inner Speech.  If you
> have any other references to hand, I would like to have a list.  I am
> preparing to write a paper on teaching L1 and L2 in the early primary
> grades, where the same teacher teaches both languages.
> 
> Best
> Carol
> 
> On 3 November 2014 19:00, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
> wrote:
> 
>> On Nov 3, 2014, at 10:42 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> SCT in Language Learning doesn't even get to the Inner Speech area as far
>>> as I know.  That would be LSV pure and uadulterated.
>> 
>> 
>> On the contrary, I'm finding a variety of treatments... for example:
>> 
>> De Guerrero, M. C. M. (2006). Inner speech-L2: Thinking words in a second
>> language. Springer.
>> 
>> McCafferty, S. G. (1998). Nonverbal Expression and L2 Private Speech.
>> Applied Linguistics, 19(1), 73-96.
>> 
>> As I mentioned in my first message in this thread I find SC studies of L2
>> inner speech an interesting topic, because it is exploring the way that L2
>> can enter - and transform? - the higher psychological functions. As a
>> native English speaker living and working in a country in which Spanish is
>> the dominant language, I am very aware that my higher psychological
>> functions are not as adequate when I'm using Spanish as they are when I use
>> English, but also that the balance is changing. It's one thing (though
>> difficult!) to *speak* fluently in a second language, it's another to
>> *think* fluently in that language. So this seems to me where the SC
>> approach to L2 is exploring something new.
>> 
>> Martin
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
> Developmental psycholinguist
> Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
> Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa