ERIC Number: ED266657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
The Study of Language from a Skill-Learning Perspective.
Moerk, Ernest L.
In the controversy over the conceptualization of language and verbal behavior there is an underlying unity of goals and concepts, characterized in the teaching and learning of the first language as acquisition or transmission of skills. Both the behaviorist and cognitive perspectives of learning accommodate this point of view conceptually, if not terminologically. The models provided by these diverse approaches suggest the processes of information intake, rehearsal, and storage together with the independent variables affecting them. Each one of these process interpretations must be based on observations of verbal behavior, its antecedents and consequences, whatever the terminology used in the theory. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Draft of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 23-27, 1985).