ERIC Number: ED198982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Theories and Research on Second Language Acquisition.
Cornejo, Ricardo J.; Cornejo, Luz O.
Intended for students, teachers, parents, and administrators in charge of educating bilingual children, the monograph provides a summarized account of the information available regarding theories and research in second language acquisition, divided into four chapters. Chapter I is an historical overview of language acquisition theories, philosophies, and beliefs dating from Biblical times to the beginning of the 20th century. The works of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Varro, Quintilian, Locke, Rousseau, Herder, von Humboldt, and others are discussed. Chapter II deals with modern theories, research findings, and controversies about language acquisition. It summarizes the ideas of Tomb, Leopold, Langer, Penfield, Brooks, Skinner, Chomsky, and several other theorists. Chapter III is a report of recent research on first and second language acquisition. The work of important researchers in each of the four major approaches to language acquisition (error analysis, contrastive analysis, performance analysis, and discourse analysis) is discussed in some detail. Chapter IV contains brief summaries of 50 exemplary research projects, all published through the ERIC system, on language acquisition and communicative competence. The citation for each project notes author, title, publication data, ERIC data, and includes a brief summary. (SB)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Contrastive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education, Error Analysis (Language), History, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Literature Reviews, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Box 3AP, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003 ($9.55 ea., discounts on 20 or more).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.