week 7 TTH 1200-0115

week 7 TTH 1200-0115 - Language Acquisition Theories How do...

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3/2/11 Language Acquisition Theories How do we learn a first language? How do we learn a second language?
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3/2/11 Week 7 {15C13C F-71 F-40A0-9F24-ED92680AB90 } L1A {67416A7D-F0A6-4DB9-A2C8-62D321A4E309} {045CF408-7D79-47B1-85DD-56A D538D5AC} Your questions {C39A7D56-84EC-409A-8149-396EBE7340F8} Three principles {2C2 07DF-F703-4 45-8B6D-ADDF4D39DB32} L2A/SLA
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/2/11 What is language? Where can language acquisition happen?
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/2/11 Give one, take one 1. You will go back to your reading “Second language acquisition” (Huerta-Macías, 2005), and prepare to explain one of the following 9 topics to your classmates. Take a few notes about what you would like to share in your index card. 2. Share with a classmate what you found, and explain your concept. 3. Switch index cards. Explain the concept you just learned to a new person. 4. Keep switching until we stop the activity.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/2/11 Prepare your topic to share 1. Imitation/Repetition 2. Audiolingual method 3. Criticisms to behaviorism 4. Language acquisition device 5. Critical period 6. Interactionists’ view of language development 7. Communicative competence 8. Input hypothesis 9. Affective Filter What theory supports this topic/concept? How does this concept look in a classroom? Think of an example.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/2/11 3 big theories of L1/L2 acquisition Behaviorist Theory Learning occurs through Stimulus/Response/Reinforcement Nativist Theory Language acquisition is an innate, biological process; children make hypothesis about language rules. Interactionist Theory Language is acquired through natural, unstructured language in authentic situations, i.e. real communication acts
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/2/11 What theory can explain this?
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3/2/11 Whose theory? B. F. Skinner What is its View of Learning? Learning occurs through Stimulus/Response/Reinforcement What does this mean in terms of learning language? First a child associates an object with a word – “cat” for the animal. Next the child copies or imitates another, usually Behaviorist (Reader 24-27)
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week 7 TTH 1200-0115 - Language Acquisition Theories How do...

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