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What is Native Language

Handbook of Research on Culturally-Aware Information Technology: Perspectives and Models
A native language has been learned in childhood and is still being spoken by the individual using it.
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Addressing Cross-Linguistic Influence and Related Cultural Factors Using Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Danièle Allard (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada), Jacqueline Bourdeau (TÉLUQ-UQAM, Canada), and Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-883-8.ch027
The goal of this research, a work in progress, is to address areas in second/foreign language acquisition prone to cross-linguistic influence, and to examine related cultural factors. More specifically, the authors aim to identify such areas, map available knowledge in this respect using ontological engineering methodology, and devise appropriate teaching strategies and learning scenarios to help overcome cross-linguistic influence with the help of computer-assisted language learning systems. The authors have been working mainly with Japanese-speaking students of English and first-year university English-speaking students of French. In this chapter, the authors describe culture in relation to foreign language learning, cross-linguistic influence, their cultural framework as well as ontological engineering methodology. They demonstrate their work with examples of the use of modals by Japanese students/speakers of English. They further provide an illustration of ontological modeling in addition to a basic simulation of how a CALL system based on an ontology could potentially work.
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Roadblocks to Bilingualism
The language(s) learned through natural exposure as a child. Commonly referred to as the first language, a label that prioritizes it over any other languages learned and fails to capture the reality of simultaneous bilinguals.
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Speaking of Technology: Teaching English Language Learners in CTE Programs
This is also referred to as the mother tongue or home language. This is generally thought of as the first language a person learns.
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The Use of Creolized English in FL Classes in Barbados: A Case Study of  the Use of Home Language in the Foreign Language Classroom
The first language, home language or mother tongue, is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period.
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