ERIC Number: ED125255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Is There Any Meaning in Language Acquisition? Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 6.
In this paper two questions are raised: (1) Is there any meaning to current research? (2) Is meaning important to the language acquisition process? It is necessary to explore the nature of research in general to evaluate what kind of research we are doing. This leads us to consider next the content of research on human learning and on the acquisition of language in particular. Meaning is felt to be essential to any explanation of the process of language acquisition. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Research, Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Semantics
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
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