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ERIC Number: ED371574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
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George, H. V.
This article discusses language simplification as one aspect of a person's speech activity, and relates simplification to second language learning. Translation from language to language and translation within one language are processes through which a person, as decoder, decontextualizes a message form-sequence through perception of its distinctive features, then, as re-encoder, accesses stored language forms to recontextualize it, having in mind a specific decoder or group of decoders. Second language instructors need to be aware of the contextualization of their explanations and teaching, having in mind the proficiency level of their students. Vocabulary control is likely to be more effective as a teaching strategy than mere simplification. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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