第二言語習得における中間言語のピジン語類似性に関する一考察 [in Japanese] A Study on Second Language Acquisition and the Similarities of Interlanguage to Pidgin Abstract [in Japanese]
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John Schumann studied the progress of English language acquisition by Alberto, an immigrant from Puerto Rico. After ten months of research, Schumann found that Alberto showed little progress. Alberto's utterances were strikingly similar to pidgin English, baby talk or foreigner talk. After studying Alberto, Schumann proposed his Pidginization Hypothesis of second language acquisition. In the current climate where English is becoming regarded as a world language and non-speakers of English use English as a communication tool, Schumann's hypothesis seems to shed a new light on the study of changing English.
- The journal of Kamakura Women's College
The journal of Kamakura Women's College 12, 63-70, 2005-03-31
Kamakura Women's University