Language and Language Acquisition Brown 25-43

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Language and Language Acquisition Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan LLD 108: Second Language Development
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Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition Who? What? How? When? Where? Why?
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Schools of Psychology (thought) in Second Language Acquisition. Behaviorism: What is learnt and how do we learn it? Innatism/Rationalism: Why is it learnt? Constructivism: Let’s reassemble to understand what and how: “all human beings construct their own version of reality.” (p.11). Social-interactionist Cognitive-Neurobiological
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What is meant by learning? 1. Learning is acquisition or “getting.” 2. Learning is retention of information or skill. 3. Retention implies storage systems, memory, cognitive organization. 4. Learning involves active, conscious focus on and acting upon events outside or inside the organism. 5. Learning is relatively permanent but subject to forgetting. 6. Learning involves some form of practice, perhaps reinforced practice. 7. Learning is a change in behavior.
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Behaviorism
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Language is a set of structural patterns. e.g. subj + verb + verb + ing Speech is primary and writing is secondary. There is nothing unique about
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