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ERIC Number: ED240886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 7
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The Monitor Model: More Evidence.
Ciske, Mary Desjarlais
WATESOL Working Papers, n1 p30-35 Fall-Win 1983-84
The use of prepositions, past tense verb forms, and subject-verb agreement in the English of a Korean college student of English for foreign students is analyzed in the context of Krashen's Monitor Model theory of language acquisition. The student was interviewed, asked to give a free writing sample, asked to read his own writing, and asked to rewrite his composition. It was predicted that because subject-verb agreement and regular past tense have "learnable" rules, the student would use his language "monitor" and increase his accuracy of usage of these forms. It was also hypothesized that, because the rules for prepositions are not learnable, he would attempt to monitor but would decrease his accuracy of usage of this complex form without knowledge of the rules. Results suggest that, in keeping with the Krashen model, the student did use his monitor with grammar points that have learnable rules and was not able to use it in the case of unlearnable rules. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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