A Cool PL Problem

I’m taking Friedman’s Class (again), and it’s every bit as cool as they say. The introducotry problem this year is Ackerman’s Function, and I’ve really enjoyed muddling over it the last couple of days. To help get my head ’round the significance, I thought I’d spell it out a bit in a post. The significance…

Bilingual Learning Environments

Day 2 of the Bilingualism Class, and an interesting point came up. Demontrating that lots of the research on bilingualism reaches contradictory conclusions, the professor pulled quotes from two studies on the cognitive (specifically verbal) development of kindergarten-aged children attending school taught in a different language form the one they speak at home. One study…