By Bill VanPatten & James F. Lee (Editors)
Via a particular integration of papers from the 1987 SLA-FLL convention on the collage of Illinois, this publication explores the contexts, techniques, and items that contain the disciplines referred to as moment language acquisition and international language studying. The goals of the gathering are to supply a variety of views on how SLA and FLL come jointly as fields of inquiry and to signify how FL educating merits from examine in language studying. The ebook may be a invaluable source for researchers, academics, and academics in education.
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Previous page page_16 next page > Page 16 to explore the similarities and differences mentioned by Gass. Like VanPatten, Gass and Andersen's contributions are motivated by research and theory and, like Kramsch, their view of the relationship between SLA and FLL is one of a mutually beneficial research agenda. In short, VanPatten and Kramsch offer us the justification and place for FLL research, while Gass and Andersen offer frameworks that incorporate FL data. < previous page page_16 next page > < previous page page_17 next page > Page 17 2 Theory and Research in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning: On Producers and Consumers Bill VanPatten University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Introduction According to Ellis (1985:5), 'Second language acquisition is not meant to contrast with foreign language acquisition.
Because of these modifications in talk directed to learners, in neither situation are learners confronted with the full range of grammatical structures nor lexical richness of the target language. However, it must be noted that there may be areas of language which are not amenable to textbook or teacher explanation and which are therefore only attainable from the external environment. For example, Gass (1987) investigated sentence interpretation strategies by speakers of English learning Italian and speakers of Italian learning English.
In fact, the corollaries that follow the principle help to point out the weaknesses of specific methodologies such as Total Physical Response and other comprehension-based methods in their extreme form. On the Cross-Linguistic Nature of Second Language Acquisition Research The second assumption underlying SLA theory and research is that it is truly cross-linguistic. This, like the first assumption, is demonstrably false. If one examines the publications of American journals that treat non-primary language acquisition, one is struck by the overwhelming preponderance of papers that use learners of English for their data base.
Second Language Acquisition - Foreign Language Learning by Bill VanPatten & James F. Lee (Editors)