Joel Walters

List of John Benjamins publications for which Joel Walters plays a role.


New Perspectives and Issues in Educational Language Policy: In honour of Bernard Dov Spolsky

Edited by Robert L. Cooper, Elana Shohamy and Joel Walters

[Not in series, 104] 2001. vi, 307 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Language policy | Language teaching | Psycholinguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


The study explores the effect of language dominance on microstructure, macrostructure, and Internal State Terms (ISTs) in narratives of Russian-Hebrew bilingual children and examines within-language and cross-language associations between narrative elements in two dominance groups. Narratives were… read more | Article
This study examines cross-linguistic influence of L1 on L2 and L2 on L1 and the extent to which age of L2 onset (L2 AoO) is linked to the acquisition of morpho-syntactic properties in both languages of bilingual children who acquire L1-Russian as a heritage language and L2-Hebrew as a majority… read more | Article
This chapter examines the influence of sociolinguistic and exposure factors on second language (L2) proficiency in Russian-Hebrew and English-Hebrew (second generation) preschool children. The children come from two distinct ethnolinguistic populations with different motivations for immigration and… read more | Article
Armon-Lotem, Sharon, Joel Walters and Natalia Gagarina 2011 Internal and External Factors in Child Second Language Acquisition, Hulk, Aafke and Theodoros Marinis (eds.), pp. 291–317
This paper evaluates the contribution of external background factors which pertain to the child’s environment (e.g., parents’ education, parents’ occupation, family size, etc.), and internal ones which reflect the child’s time related experience with language (e.g., chronological age, age of L2… read more | Article