Cross-linguistic transfer of academic language in multilingual adolescents.Duarte, J., 2015, Transfer effects in multilingual language development. Peukert, H. (ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers, p. 221-248 28 p. (Transfer effects in multilingual language development).
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Competence in the academic register of the language of instruction is a fairly solid indicator for the educational success of migrant pupils. The present article addresses the role of family languages for academic language performance in German, aiming at pinpointing linguistic features of this register in the phase of later language development and at identifying possible predictors for academic language performance of multilingual speakers. Based on written samples from 94 Turkish/German and Russian/German bilingual adulsecents, OLS regressen analyses were conducted to find adequate predictors for variation in academic language performance. The results suggest the relevance of productive written skills in the family language in predicitng German academic language performance of multilingual adolsecents. In cotnrast, measures of socio-economic status and working memory skills seem to predict less strongly.
|Title of host publication||Transfer effects in multilingual language development|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||John Benjamins Publishers|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Transfer effects in multilingual language development|
- OLS regression analysis, adacemic language, cross-linguistic transfer, multilingualism