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ERIC Number: ED053612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 21
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Expectancy for Successive Elements.
Oller, John W., Jr.
The ability to anticipate elements in sequence is the foundation of all language skills. Because of its naturally high redundancy, it is almost always possible in the normal use of language to partially predict what will come next in a sequence of elements. The central feature of language processing is expectancy for successive elements. A very important question in second language instruction is determining how to teach students the skill of anticipating elements in sequence. This can best be done with materials in which meaningfulness is an element, syntactic structure is given a subordinate position, and the situational interaction of the people using the language is given prominence. (VM)
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Identifiers: Nucleation (Language Learning)