ERIC Number: ED200020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Methodologie de communication, methode de communication globale et theories heuristiques dans la perspective de l'acquisition du langage (Communication Methodology, the Global Communication Method, and Heuristic Theories in the Perspective of Language Learning).
Bulletin CILA, n32 p60-79 1980
This study defines the notion of communication methodology, situates the context in which it operates, and concentrates on the problem of the acquisition of knowledge in general, and of language acquisition, in particular. From the notion of methodology, the study moves to the method of global communication, that is, a method comprising four elements: (1) content and context; (2) a situation that is valid for a small group of persons; (3) guidance by an instructor; and (4) discussion of the facts and ideas to insure comprehension and a critical group of the issues. The epistemological aspect of the study is concerned with a confrontation between the communication method of language learning and those psycholinguistic theories which seek to describe both the mechanisms of language-function and of language acquisition. It is claimed that a relationship exists between heuristic research, which constitutes the most recent attempt to interpret the problems relative to language function, and the method of global communication. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission Interuniversitaire Suisse de Linguistique Appliquee (Switzerland).