Understanding Second Language Acquisition
OUP Oxford, Oct 24, 1985 - Foreign Language Study - 327 pages
Key issues in second language acquisition - The role of the first language - Interlanguage and the natural route of development - Variability in interlanguage - Individual learner differences and second language acquisition - Input, interaction, and second language acquisition - Learner strategies - The universal hypothesis and second language acquisition - The role of formal instruction in second language acquisition - Theories of second language acquisition.
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ability according acquired adult aptitude argues aspects Chapter child claims classroom cognitive communication competence concerned considered consists construction context Contrastive Analysis described determine discourse discussed early effects empirical English environment errors evidence examined example explained factors foreigner formal instruction functions grammar hypothesis identify important influence input instance instruction interaction interlanguage internal involves issue kind knowledge Krashen L1 acquisition L2 learners language acquisition language learning learning linguistic marked meaning morpheme motivation native speaker natural negative observed occur particular pattern performance personality position possible problem production proficiency provides questions refer reflect relative responsible result role route rules second language sentences sequence similar situation social specific speech stages strategies structures studies style suggests takes place talk target language tasks teacher teaching theory transfer types universals utterances variability