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ADA 3. Using databases

Look for 8 articles in the Databases that UADY allow students to use. Read 8
titles and abstracts to have an idea about research projects in SLA, EFL, ESL.
Mention 3 investigations that you found interesting, and how can you reply,
apply or modify them according to your context, your observations, and your
own interests.
Ive found articles in Second language acquisition in children, three of them
caught my attention because they talked about the factors that theyve
observed in children SLA, some of them mentioned some methods and even
compared the facilities that children have in acquiring a second language and
the facilities that an adult has.

The social and cultural contexts of second language

in young children
Ive found this one interesting because it talks about how our social skills
are developed in the same way we learn a second language. I would
modify it by using older children because the study was with children of
3-6-year-old, so I would use children of 6-9 years old so I could observe
in a better way how they would feel without knowing a language that
almost everyone knows and can interact with them. I would also put
more interest on how did the children decided that with knowing a
second language they would be more accepted in their area.
Investigating Second Language Acquisition in Preschools: A
longitudinal study of four Vietnamese-speaking childrens
acquisition of English in a bilingual preschool
I choose this one because, I find interesting the way that children
acquire vocabulary or make deductions about how to use words in
context, and how they create sentences using simple words and I find
amazing the time that they took to learn well a new language because it
was a 1-year project so even for a child I think is a short time to learn a
I would like to do this kind of research applying it in children MayanSpanish-speakers, because I find really hard to keep learning Mayan at
the same time that learning English, vocabulary acquisition is a difficult
part for me, because sometimes I think the word in English instead of
Mayan; and I would like to find a way to make it easier to learn without
mixing the two target language, and in my context might be useful if I
teach English in a Mayan-speaking country of Yucatan. Also I would take


more time to do this research because as I said, a year I think is not
enough to learn a new language.

Home Storybook Reading in Primary or Second Language with

Preschool Children: Evidence of Equal Effectiveness for SecondLanguage Vocabulary Acquisition
I liked this one because it has something really important and it is
economic beliefs, many people think that because they dont have
enough sources they cant learn a new language, this research was
made with people with low economy status and they use reading for
vocabulary acquisition, of course parents help was necessary.
I think that if we could do something like this in our country many
children would have the ability to learn a new language, or at least they
would have some curiosity about learning a new language and the
parents would also be involved and they will also learn a new language;
it will also help in oral skills. I would like to do a research like this one in
order to prove that economy is not an impediment to learn something
that will help you to have a better future with bigger opportunities as a
new language would do.


Clarke, P. (1999). Investigating Second Language Acqusition in Preschools: A

longitudinal study of four Vietnamese-speaking children's acquisition of
English in a bilingual preschool. International Journal of Early Years
Education .
Deng, F., & Zou, Q. (2016). A Study on Whether the Adults Second Language
Acquisition Is Easy or Not- From The Perspective of Children's Native
Language Acquisition. Theory and Practice in Language Students, 6(5),
776-780. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0604.15
Dulay, H., & Marina, B. (1974). A New Perspective on the Creative Construction
Process in Child Second Language Acquisition. Ontario: Ontario Inst. for
Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
Gutirrez-Clellen, V., Simon-Cereijido, G., & Sweet, M. (2012). Predictors of
Second Language Acquisition in Latino Children With Specific Language
Impairment. (M. Nippold, Ed.) American Journal of Speech-Language
Pathology, 21, 64-77. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2011/10-0090)


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Roberts, T. A. (2008). Home Storybook Reading in Primary or Second Language
With Preschool Children: Evidence of Equal Effectiveness for SecondLanguage Vocabulary Acquisition. Reading Research Quarterly , 103130 .
Soderman, A. K., & Oshio, T. (3 de Septiembre de 2008). The social and cultural
contexts of second language acquisition. European Early Childhood
Education Research Journal, 16(3). doi:10.1080/13502930802291959
The status of functional categories in child second language acquisition:
evidence from the acquisition of CP. (2003). Second Language Research,