ERIC Number: ED052643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Current Issues in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Teaching.
Carroll, John B.
Seemingly conflicting points of view concerning language instruction which are expressed in various teaching methodologies are reconciled in this paper. Key issues discussed include: (1) the nature of linguistic rules and their relation to the "habits" of language use, (2) the role of grammatical theory in language teaching, (3) the nature of language learning, (4) a balance between an audiolingual habit theory and a cognitive code theory, and (5) some of the critical variables in language pedagogy. The author illustrates why the field of language instruction has become characterized by pedagogical uncertainty and concludes that the teacher's ability to manage learning behavior remains one of the most unexplored, unstudied variables in educational research. (RL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Audiolingual Methods, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Processes, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Skills, Linguistic Theory, Modern Languages, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Structural Grammar, Structural Linguistics, Teaching Methods, Traditional Grammar, Transformational Generative Grammar
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, La., March 5, 1971