The paper aims at discussing the validity and effectiveness of LLAMA_F, an artificial language test of grammatical inference, in research dealing with Third (or Additional) Language Acquisition (TLA). After describing the mechanism behind the test, the factors which make it particularly suitable to assess participants w ith a cognitive and linguistic background considerably different from second language learners are analysed. Indeed, to assess bilinguals' ability to learn additional languages, several problems arise, including level of competence reached in each language, age and order of acquisition, amount and type of exposure to the L3, learning context (implicit/explicit), typological proximity. Besides, the test is propounded as an effective and reliable tool allow ing to assess Metalinguistic Awareness (MLA) and the transfer of learning strategies, developed by participants in previous languages. This is crucial to have an accurate portrait of fundamental factors proved to predict success in additional language learning, at any stage of educational contexts.

The paper aims at discussing the validity and effectiveness of LLAMA_F, an artificial language test of grammatical inference, in research dealing with Third (or Additional) Language Acquisition (TLA). After describing the mechanism behind the test, the factors which make it particularly suitable to assess participants w ith a cognitive and linguistic background considerably different from second language learners are analysed. Indeed, to assess bilinguals' ability to learn additional languages, several problems arise, including level of competence reached in each language, age and order of acquisition, amount and type of exposure to the L3, learning context (implicit/explicit), typological proximity. Besides, the test is propounded as an effective and reliable tool allow ing to assess Metalinguistic Awareness (MLA) and the transfer of learning strategies, developed by participants in previous languages. This is crucial to have an accurate portrait of fundamental factors proved to predict success in additional language learning, at any stage of educational contexts.

ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE TASKS AS A MEASURE TO ASSESS BILINGUALS' LEARNING SKILLS IN THIRD OR ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: THE CASE OF LLAMA_F / FRANCESCA D'ANGELO. - ELETTRONICO. - 1:(2021), pp. 1-7.

ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE TASKS AS A MEASURE TO ASSESS BILINGUALS' LEARNING SKILLS IN THIRD OR ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: THE CASE OF LLAMA_F

FRANCESCA D'ANGELO
2021

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The paper aims at discussing the validity and effectiveness of LLAMA_F, an artificial language test of grammatical inference, in research dealing with Third (or Additional) Language Acquisition (TLA). After describing the mechanism behind the test, the factors which make it particularly suitable to assess participants w ith a cognitive and linguistic background considerably different from second language learners are analysed. Indeed, to assess bilinguals' ability to learn additional languages, several problems arise, including level of competence reached in each language, age and order of acquisition, amount and type of exposure to the L3, learning context (implicit/explicit), typological proximity. Besides, the test is propounded as an effective and reliable tool allow ing to assess Metalinguistic Awareness (MLA) and the transfer of learning strategies, developed by participants in previous languages. This is crucial to have an accurate portrait of fundamental factors proved to predict success in additional language learning, at any stage of educational contexts.
2021
ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE TASKS AS A MEASURE TO ASSESS BILINGUALS' LEARNING SKILLS IN THIRD OR ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: THE CASE OF LLAMA_F / FRANCESCA D'ANGELO. - ELETTRONICO. - 1:(2021), pp. 1-7.
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