ERIC Number: ED201193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Processus d'acquisition des langues etrangeres en milieu scolaire: La negation (The Process of Learning Foreign Languages in a School Environment: Negation).
Collin, A.; Holec, H.
Recent studies have shown that the behavioristic theory of learning is not adequate as a model for language acquisition. Far from being the linear accumulation of a series of automatic reflexes, language acquisition is a cognitive process in which individuals construct and test hypotheses and where there is considerable variation from learner to learner. This study reports in detail on the acquisition of a particular aspect of language, negation, by a particular group of learners, twenty-four children in their first year at secondary school. The development and acquisition of negation by each individual child is analyzed in terms of the different forms, the time and order in which they were learned, their stability of acquisition, and the different types of exercises. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In its Melanges pedagogiques 1980, p19-44.