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ERIC Number: ED174005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Directionality in Contrastive Analysis.
James, Carl
A contrastive analysis (CA) does not require commitment to directionality. Even asymmetrical interlingual correspondence can be handled by adirectional statements. If well executed, a CA is capable of handling three pairs of L2 learning phenomena: (1) going from language A to language B and vice versa; (2) productive and receptive command; and (3) effects of L1 and L2 and vice versa. CAs are bilingual competence models of language, and have no jurisdiction over matters of performance. A competence model has to do with mental organization of linguistic knowledge, is speaker-hearer neutral, and is removed from real-time constraints. A bibliography is appended. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the International Colloguium on Contrastive Linguistics and Science of Translation (Trier/Saarbruecken, Germany, September, 1978)