ERIC Number: ED359786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Language Learning in Formal and Informal Contexts. Proceedings of a Joint Seminar of the Irish and British Associations for Applied Linguistics (Dublin, Ireland, September 11-13, 1984).
Singleton, D. M., Ed.; Little, D. G., Ed.
A number of issues of central importance to understanding the nature of language, its acquisition and use were considered at a seminar on language learning. Papers delivered at the seminar are as follows: "Why Don't Learners Learn What Teachers Teach? The Interaction Hypothesis" (Dick Allwright); "The Role of Instruction in Second Language Acquisition" (Rod Ellis); "The Development of the Verb Phrase in a Bilingual Child" (Annick de Houwer); "What Has the Learner Learned? Proficiency Testing in a Communicative Perspective" (Allan Emmett); "Learning Languages Through Various Media" (Sabine Jones); "Bilingualism and Lexical Innovation" (Appie Kennedy-Jonker); "Learning German Without a Teacher: A Self-Instructional Programme for Undergraduate Students of Engineering Science" (David Little, Aedamar Grant); "Motivation and Perseverance in Foreign Language Learning" (Lubasa N'ti Nseendi); "Foreigner Register" (Rose Maclaran, David Singleton); "Bridging the Formal and Informal Fields of Irish Language Learning at Primary Level" (Sinead Norton); "Interaction Between Learner and Learning Environment: Issues in the Development of Learning Materials for Adult Learners of Irish" (Helen O Murchu); "The Acquisition of Relative Clauses in a Formal and in an Informal Setting: Further Evidence in Support of the Markedness Hypothesis" (Maria Pavesi); "Patterns of Reading in L1 and L2" (Nancy Sanguineti de Serrano); "Stimulating Interaction in the Foreign Language Classroom Through Conversation in Small Groups of Learners" (Anna Trosborg); and "Stop the Monitor I Want To Get Off: or Looking for a Way Forward in Language Teaching" (Carol Wallace, Jane Macaskie). (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism, Children, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, German, Grammar, Higher Education, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Irish, Language Styles, Language Tests, Language Variation, Learning Motivation, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Material Development, Reading, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Small Group Instruction, Testing, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, Dublin.